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

 

Washington College

Lexington, Va., June 28 1870

 

Dear Sir,

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

With best wishes for his future welfare

I am, Respectfully

R E Lee

 

Prof J L Campbell

Lexington, Va.

 

Note on bottom: The above was written by Prof. C. J. Harris