<br /> Lee Letter: wl032

Washington and Lee University

Sender: John L. Divine
Recipient: Robert E.Lee

Dear Sir,

My object in addressing you is to enquire, if a boy, fourteen years old, who is tolerably well advanced for one of that age would be admitted as a student in your College?

The boy whom I desire to send is my son and I wish to give him the advantages of a good Education; and, should you receive him, I hope to let him remain under your direction until the same shall have been completed. Hoping that you will honor me with an early reply, I am Very Respectfully,

Your Ob’t Serv’t.

John L. Divine

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “Tennessee 9 Jany ’66 John L. Divine Circular etc Ansd 29 Jan.”