New York April 20 1866

 

Genl Robert E. Lee

            Washington College

                        Lexington       

                                    Va.

 

Dr. Sir

            My nephew Saml. D. Tonge of Bainbridge Georgia has been at School for some months past at Troy N. Y. & his father desires, now, that he shall go to your College, provided you receive boys of his age.  He is about fifteen, not very far advanced having lived in Georgia up to the close of the war.

            I would be obliged if you would, at your earliest convenience, cause to be sent to me one of your circulars giving terms etc & I am Sir

                                                                        Yours Very Respty.

                                                                                    Henry A. Barling

 

Notation on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:

Georgia

            20 Apl ‘66

H. A. Barling

In reference to his nephew

 

Ansd: 26 Apl