<br /> Lee Letter: wl009

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Thomas J. Hunt
Recipient: Robert E.Lee

General:

From a number of the General officers in the United States Army, I have been favored with sketches of their campaigns; not for publication, but merely to complete a private history of the late war.

Would it be too great an encroachment on your valuable time, to request a similar favor on your part. I am well aware that there are momentous duties devolving upon you, which fully occupy your time, and for that reason, it is with great hesitation I make the request. Hoping that you will excuse the liberty however, and with the assurance that it is intended for a strictly private purpose, I am

Your Obdt. Servant

Thos. J. Hunt

In care of Edw Shippen S.E. Cor. 6th & Walnut, Philadelphia

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “26 Decr – ’65 Thos J. Hunt requests sketches of Campaigns Ansd – 30 Decr.”