<br /> Lee Letter: g116

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

Mr. President

Your note of to-day in reference to Genl Echols just received – If Genl. Echols is too unwell for duty there is no objection to his returning to Western Va – He should make application in the proper way – Col Patton is already, I think, in command of his brigade. I am with high respect

Your obt servt

R. E. Lee Genl.


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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 116.