<br /> Lee Letter: wl090

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Jones Brothers & Co.
Recipient: Robert E.Lee

Respected Sir

Pardon the pertinacity that may appear to be rude except in a business view permit us to request that if you should change your mind & conclude to write a work for publication, that our offer may receive a just consideration at your hands. We dislike to boast, but think that through no other channel could your work receive so extensive & remunerative circulation. Of course if we have misunderstood the tenor of your polite note you have contracted already with some Publishing House this letter is “de trop” & we must offer as apology a zeal in this matter not altogether we trust sordid or selfish Respectfully

Your obdt Svt

Jones Bros & Co

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University