<br /> Lee Letter: wl175

Washington and Lee University

Sender: C. N. Seawell
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

Dear Sir

I have the honor of informing you that you have been unanimously elected as an honorary member of the Philomathesian Society.

I also have the honor to request that you communicate with the Society at Forestvile N.C.

We also hope that you will lend us your influence in building up the Society to that position which it has been hitherto occupied among the literary societies of the world.

Please communicate with the Society at Forestville N.C. Very Respectfully

Your obt servant

C. N. Seawell
Cord Secy

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “Complimentary 2 June 1866 Philomethian Society Wake Forest College NC Honorary Member 16 June Ansd.”