Lexington VA: 22 Jany 1869


Dear Sir

I do not recollect the publication of a letter of mine such as you describe in the years 1865 >66.  I never wrote a letter for publication though some without any agency get into the papers.  A reply to a letter of Genl Rosecrans, written on the 26 of last Aug: at the White Sulphur Springs, published in some of the papers, contains an expression of my opinion on the subject to which your refer, & may be the letter about which you inquire

Very respy your obtservt

R E Lee


Honble  C. D. Hubbard

Ho: of Reprs Washington D. C.


Note: Envelope addressed by General Lee is as follows:

Honble C. D. Hubbard

 Ho: of Reprs ____ Cong U. S.


                   D. C.