<br /> Lee Letter: wl165

Washington and Lee University

Sender: G. E. Abbott
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

Dear Sir

I have a Brother going to school in Toronto Canada he has expressed a disposition to become a member of your school. I wish you to write me what board & Tuition will cost there per session also when the next Session will commence. My Brother is now in his twenty third year he volunteered in Sixty one was discharged in Sixty two, reenlisted in Sixty three and was commissioned Capt of a company in Sixty four. He met with the misfortune of receiving a wound in the arm which will make him a cripple for life, he is a promising young man and as his physical powers are impaired my intention is to prepare him for the Law. You will please write soon direct to Horse Cave, Ky

yours very Respectfully

G. E. Abbott

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “Kentucky 1 June 1866 G. E. Abbott In reference to brother Ansd 7 June.”