• The Lees of Virginia
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The Lee Family Digital Archive is the largest online source for primary source materials concerning the Lee family of Virginia. It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online. We are always looking for new letters, diaries, and books to add to our website. Do you have a rare item that you would like to donate or share with us? If so, please contact our curator, Colin Woodward, about how you can contribute to this historic project.



Lexington Va

18 July 1866





I have had the honour to receive your letter of the 10th Inst: informing me, that the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, had been conferred on me by the Faculty & Board of Trustees of Mercer University of Georgia.

I return my sincere thanks for this undeserved mark of the esteem of the Faculty Trustees of Mercer University.

I am with great respect

Your obtServt

R E Lee




Source: Mercer University, facsimile of original, vertical files, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall




Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 February 5

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