Original.  Not in General Lee=s handwriting but signed by him.  This letter is on Washington College stationery with a letterhead.


Washington College

Lexington, Va., June 28 1870


Dear Madam,

I have the pleasure of communicating upon the action of the Faculty of Washington College commending your son W. W. Butler for his regular attendance on his college duties & for his industry and improvement in his studies during the late session,

With best wishes for his future welfare,

I am, respectfully,


R E Lee


Mrs. Fanny Butler

Commercial Hotel

Nashville, Tenn.