26th Octo: 1861
A leave of absence of thirty days is granted Capt Wm. H. Cook, Co E. 51st Va I[nfantry], to take effect from such day as will enable him to reach Richmond by the 1st Monday in Decr, the day on which the Legislature of Va. will meet.
By command of Gen Lee,
W. H. Taylor, A.A.G.
Army of Ka:
Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 3, M2009.276, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall
Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 October 30