<br /> Lee Letter: wl142

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Henry A. Barling
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

Dr. Sir

My nephew Saml. D. Tonge of Bainbridge Georgia has been at School for some months past at Troy N.Y. & his father desires, now, that he shall go to your College, provided you receive boys of his age. He is about fifteen, not very far advanced having lived in Georgia up to the close of the war.

I would be obliged if you would, at your earliest convenience, cause to be sent to me one of your circulars giving terms etc & I am Sir Yours

Very Respty.

Henry A. Barling

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “Georgia 20 Apl ’66 H. A. Barling In reference to his nephew Ansd: 26 Apl.”