<br /> Lee Letter: wl033

Washington and Lee University

Sender: John R. Green
Recipient: Robert E.Lee

Dr Sir –

This will be handed you Lucius Peyton whom I wish to place under your guardian ship His training for 3 years in the Army of Tenn, has no doubt rendered him tractable, his purpose is to take a full course & avail himself during vacation of Judge Brokenboro’s law class, he is now 20 years old & has no time to loose, I had requested Lucius to see what can be done for my namesake whom I propose to send to you in March & desire to be with or near Lucius, John was too young for the Army being now 16, but he took charge of my farm & proved himself untiring in energy & attention to his business, proving himself a man, he still growls that the fates decried & denied him the holy privilege of baring his young bosom in defense of his country, he desires to pursue a commercial life & therefore does not want a full course, any suggestions you may make in reference to locating John will be thankfully received With Sentiments of the highest esteem I am

Yr. Obdt. Servt.

John R. Green

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “Kentucky 9 Jany 66 Jno: R. Green in reference to his sons Ansd 8 Feb.”