Photostat.  Not in General Lee >s handwriting but signed by him.  Written on Washington College letterhead stationery.


Washington College

Lexington, Va.,   June 28th 1870



Dear Sir,

I have the pleasure of communicating to you the action of the Faculty of Washington College, commending your ward, J. C. Poague, for his regular attendance upon college duties, and his industry & improvement in his studies during the late session.

With best wishes for his future welfare,

I am very respectfully,


R E Lee


Jos. G. Steele, Esq.

Lexington, Va