Montgomery Ala

                                                                                                June 18th/66

 

Gen R. E. Lee

                        Dr. Sir.

                                    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.

 

                                                                        I am

                                                                        Your Most Obdít Servít

                                                                        Henry Crommelin

To;

            Gen R. E. Lee,

            Presít Washington College

                        Lexington

                                    Va.

 

Notation on reverse in General Leeís handwriting:

Alabama

            18 June 1866

 

Henry Crommelin

            Circular

 

20 June

            Sent