Knoxville, Tenn

                                                                        March 19, 1866

 

Gen. R. E. Lee

            Pres. Washington College

                        Lexington, Va.

 

My Dear Sir:

                        It is my privilege to introduce another of my young friends, Mr. Frank Armstrong, who will come under your control and influence as a student in Washington College.  Like the other young gentlemen from this place Mr. Armstrong has to regret the interruption in his studies occasioned by the war; but I hope by diligence and close application he will be able to “redeem the time.”  Although of manly stature he is youthful in years.  I trust he will show himself manly in his disposition and habits, and by assiduity and correct deportment secure your favorable notice.

                                                            With highest consideration

                                                                        Your Obt. Servt

                                                                                    James Park

 

Notation on front page in General Lee’s handwriting:

            James Park

Introduces Mr. Frank

Armstrong to

college