Original (Not in General Lee=s handwriting or bearing his true signature).

 

Lexington Septm 18: 1866

 

My Dear Sir

I have received the copy of the Ulster Gazette, published 4 Jany 1800 which was enclosed in your letter of the 10th Inst   I will place it in the Library of Washington College. Where it will serve to commemorate your interest, and furnish another record of the event which produced more sadness than any other which befell this country - the death of Washington

 

Very respectfully

Your Obt Servant

 

R E Lee

Dr P. C. Lutphin