<br /> Lee Letter: v088

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jedediah Hotchkiss

Dear Sir

I am glad to hear through Col Allan that the map has been forwarded & hope we may have it out as soon as possible.

Your draft came yesterday & was honoured. I am much gratified to learn your determination to accept our offer & come to Lexington, which will supersede the arrangement by which you were to carry on the work in Staunton. Bring up all your maps with you so that you will be fully equipped for work here. We have the Coast Survey Reports in full & I believe those of the Smithsonian too: we will have the room prepared. Better bring your drawing instruments & materials with you

I think it better that you should not make positive engagements with any draftsmen at present but would prefer that you should come first and get into operation & we can then see what arrangements are best.

I will have the matter of the copy-right attended to

Very resp’y

R E Lee

Maj. Hotchkiss

Notes:

Lee PapersUniversity of Virginia Archives

Although Lee signed this letter, it does not appear to be in his handwriting.