<br /> Lee Letter: wl186

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George A. Chase
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

Honored & Dear Sir:

C. C. Spencer Esq, Treasurer of Committee of Arrangements will in a day or two forward you a Draft for $162, as the net proceeds of our Concert for the benefit of the Societies of Washington College. We are very sorry that the amount is so small; but so constant have been the demands upon the generosity of our people for our friends and their enterprises at the South, that, perhaps, it is as large as we could reasonably expect after paying heavy expenses.

I hope to sell your autographs and send the proceeds – It was thought best not to sell them at the Concert.

Anything, Sir, I can do for the promotion of interests of Washington College, will be most cheerfully done – Most respectfully


Geo. A. Chase


Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “13 June 186[6] Geo. A. Chase Sends $162 for the Literary Societies of Washington College Divided between the Societies REL.”