Lexington VA: 27 Jany 1868
My dear Col:
I am very much obliged to you for your kind offer, & will be glad if you will take steps to cause the interest on the state bonds in my daughters names to be funded, as authorized by law; & to collect the interest payable on the bonds of my deceased daughter Annie; who died intestate.
I saw a notice of the decision of the Court of Appeals to which you refer, & shall be very glad to receive a copy at your leisure.
We are all as usual. Some few students are coming in to the College, & some are obliged to leave on account of funds.
With my best wishes for your welfare
I am very truly yours
R E Lee
Col: Wm McLaughlin