Penfield Georgia [1866 July 10]
Robert E. Lee, LL.D.
President of Washington College
As president of Mercer University, I have the honor to inform you, that on this day July 10th 1866 the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred on you, by authority of the Faculty and Board of Trustees.
Trusting that this highest evidence that we can give of our esteem of your mental and moral worth may be acceptable to you.
I have the honor to be
With profound respect
Your obt. Svt.
Henry H. Tucker
Source: Mercer University, facsimile of original, vertical files, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall
Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 February 5