June 18th 1866
R. E. Lee
Sir: Will you please send me a catalogue of the College or University of
which you are President. I wish to
send my brother to it. Although I
may be taking away your valuable time I cannot close this letter without saying
my attachment to you is that of a son to a father and I regard you as the
noblest and best man in the United States.
My Post Office is Blackstocks Fairfield Dist So.Ga.
I wish to hear immediately
Your Obt. Servt
A. P. Vinson
on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:
18 June ‘66