<br /> Lee Letter: wl125

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert S. Clark
Sender: George Paul Turner
Sender: W. V. Davis
Sender: W. Ellert
Sender: P. G. Sallis
Sender: Sam Grossing
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

Dear Genl,

I have noticed with no small degree of real heartfelt pleasure, that you have now in the course of preparation, and will soon publish a complete and reliable history of the second revolution, the book, emanating from one whom in the dark days of our country’s struggle for the maintenance of her liberty. We were proud to honor as our own Chief and our leader, will be eagerly sought after by our people.

Permit me to solicit at your hand the Agency to canvass the sale of the books in the Counties of Attala, Holmes, Choctaw, Carroll, Yazoo, Leake, Winston, and Madison in this State, your kindness Genl on this behalf will be even most highly appreciated by your

humble and obedient servant

R. S. Clark

Honored Genl

We the undersigned Soldiers of the Confederate Army most respectfully solicit for our eminently worthy friend and fellow citizen Rev Robt S. Clark the agency which he solicits. Genl Lee may rest assured of his fitness and worthiness. He is particularly one of our best and finest citizens. We have the honor to Remain with Sentiments of the most profound regard Genl Lee’s

most humble and obedient servants.

Geo. Paul Turner, Editor of
the “National Star,”

W. V. Davis Capt 30 Inf
W Ellert Capt
P. G. Sallis MD
Sam Gossing Capt

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “10 Apl ’66 Revd Robert Clark applies for agency to sell History of War in Missip.”