Mercer University

Penfield Georgia [1866 July 10]

 

 

Robert E. Lee, LL.D.

President of Washington College

Virginia

 

 

Sir,

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

                                                                   Prest.

 

 

 

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

 

 

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 February 5