Original. Not in General Lee=s handwriting but signed by him. This letter is on Washington College stationery with a letterhead.
Lexington, Va., June 28 1870
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