<br /> Lee Letter: g187

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

Mr President

I recd tonight the accompg letter from judge Campbell, with the request that I would forward it to you by telegraph in cypher. As I could not get it to you in time for your action to-night, I have determined to send it by a special messenger on the early train tomorrow, when I hope it will reach you as soon as it could be decyphered & placed before you if sent by telegraph. With great 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. 187.