<br /> Lee Letter: g036

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

Mr President

I have the honour to have received your letter of 7th inst, with the two inclosures from Col. Imboden. In accordance with your instructions I have addressed a communication to Gen. Halleck upon the subject, a copy of which I enclose herewith. I have taken the liberty of extending the time for his response to ten days, as I ascertain that five days would be too short a period for the investigation to be made, and the reply to reach this point. I have the honour to be Very respectfully

Your obt servt

R. E. Lee Genl.

Notes:

W. J. De Renne CollectionWormsloe, Chatham County, Georgia (1914)

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 36.