<br /> Lee Letter: a002

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Samuel Cooper


At the request of the friends of Mr. Harry Brogden of Md: who I understand is an applicant for an appointment in one of the new Regts, I take pleasure in stating that he is a young gentleman of education; has been engaged in the profession of Civil Engineering for the last two or three years; & is active & accustomed to field service I remain very respy

Your Obt Servt

R E Lee
Lt Col U.S.A.


Lee PapersLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Transcribed in Francis Raymond Adams, Jr., An Annotated Edition of the Personal Letters of Robert E. Lee, April, 1855 – April, 1861, pp. 4 – 5.