<br /> Lee Letter: wl097

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Samel Barrett
Recipient: Robert E.Lee

Dear Sir

My profound respect for your character has led me to prefer the advantages of educating him in his own state & to send my ward Mr. Wm H Barrett to the institution over which you preside.

For any influence you may exercise to make him a man in the genuine sense of the word – of energy, truthfulness a modest merit, I shall be most grateful With great respect

Your obt Servt

Saml Barrett

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “Georgia 12 March ’66 Saml Barrett Sends his ward WHB To Washn College.”