<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



Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

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