Lexington VA, 23 Jany >66
Your letter informing me of my election as an Honorary member of the Franklin Society & Library Comapny of Lexington at its annual meeting on the 17th Inst: has been recd, and I beg that you will express to the Society my appreciation of the honour conferred on me.
Be pleased also to accept my thanks for the kind terms on which you have conveyed the notice, & believe me
R E Lee
Major J. B. Dorman
Pres: Franklin Society