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Lexington VA, 23 Jany >66

 

Major

 

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

most respy

 your obtservt

 

R E Lee

 

Major J. B. Dorman

Pres: Franklin Society