Gen R. E. Lee
I am anxious to enter Washington College next October. I write to ascertain if it is necessary for me to study Greek before doing so. Having been in the Army for four years, I lost much time from school, and if Greek is not necessary, I would prefer devoting my time to some other study, as I have but a short period to prepare in.
Will you send me a catalogue of your College, or a list of books used preparatory to entering it. Hoping to hear soon.
Your Most Obdít Servít
Gen R. E. Lee,
Presít Washington College
Notation on reverse in General Leeís handwriting:
18 June 1866