<br /> Lee Letter: wl074

Washington and Lee University

Sender:
Recipient: Robert E.Lee

Dear Genl,

After my regards to your self & family. I write to ask you for a favour for a few days. I have a friend that I owe 30$. & have tried every way to get it & have not succeeded, he wishes to go to see some of his friends down the Valley that is not expected to live, will you be kind enough to loan me the amt & I will return it to you in a short time, I have a great deal of money dew me but cannot collect a cent, if in your power to let me have it. I will take it as a great favour. Your friend & obt servt

C. H. Woodward

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “6 Feby ’66 Major C. H. Woodward wishes to borrow $30. 7th Feby Sent the amt by Mr Thos: Woodward R E Lee.”