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