Copy.  Not in General Lee=s handwriting but signed by him.  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 L. B. Chaney for his regular attendance on his college duties, & for his industry & success in his studies during the late session.

With best wishes for his future welfare,

I am, respectfully,


                                                                                                               R E Lee


Dr. Washington Chaney

New Roe

Allen Co- Ky-