Lexington VA

21 July 1866


My dear Sir

I am much obliged to you for the information contained in your letter of the 15th Inst.  I have written to Mr. Mathers, requesting him to return the letter of Genl Washington to the College directed to me - as President of Washington College.  It will in all human probability reach me safely,-

As you were authorized by Mr.Mathers to inform me of the letter, I have concluded to send my request through you, & will be obliged to you if you will see that it reaches him.

(Page 2) With my thanks for your kind offer of assistance

I am very respy

Your obtservt


R E Lee