Lexington Va; 31 Oct 65


My dear Sir,

I have just recd your letter of the 25 Inst: I am unwilling that you should unecessarily undertake a long & wearisome journey.

I cannot depart from what I have already stated to you, on the subject of the publication of the professed history pf the Campaigns in Vga-

Very respy

R E Lee


Mr Jos: S. Topham