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