Near Cartersville 31 Aug 65


My dear Sir


It gives me pleasure to endorse the statements of Genl Long in favour of your kinsmen.  They deserve the approbation of those with whom they have served, & I wish them every success in the world.


My advice to all our young men is to adhere to their states & friends, & aid both in the restoration of the country.


Most truly yours


R E Lee


Revd Philip Slaughter