<br /> Lee Letter: wl128

Washington and Lee University

Sender: S. P. Cunningham
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

My Dear Sir.

I have in my school a young Kentuckian, of excellent moral and superior mental acquirements anxious to become a Student of Washington College – Unacquainted with the Course of Study and price of Board Tuition etc – I have presumed to trespass upon your valuable time for the purpose of gaining such information as you are pleased to communicate – My pupil will I think be sufficiently advanced by Sept. to enter the Sophomore Class and desires embracing the full course – It was my pleasure to meet you in Richmond in Mr. Davis’ presence while under Orders from Dept of Western Ky in Sept 1864. a meeting perhaps forgotten by yourself but one that will be ever remembered by myself with pride as giving me a sight of two men worthy of the esteem admiration and confidence of our Southern land – I surrendered in Command of my Regt at Meridian Miss May 9th Since which time have been in Ky – With assurances of esteem I remain General

Your Obdt Servant

S. P. Cunningham
Sharpsburg. Ky –

N.B. There are many Kentucky youths anxious to attend Washington College and if you can send me a few Catalogues I shall take much pleasure in using my leisure time in extending any information you may be pleased to communicate

S.P.C.

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “Kentucky 12 Apl S. P. Cunningham Circular Ansd: 23 Apl.”