<br /> Lee Letter: wl188

Washington and Lee University

Sender: A. H. Ware
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

Sir

Permit me as Secretary to inform you that at a recent meeting of the Dialectic Debating Society your name was proposed for Honorary Membership by myself and received

Relying upon your interest in every means that looks to moral & intellectual culture & trusting that you are not indifferent to the sentiment conveyed in Our Motto “Mec Socuum Summis Sadjungere Rebus” we beg you to accept this token of our respect and confidence and solicit the pleasure of enrolling your name on the list of our Honorary Members.

In thus making known to you the wishes of the Society, I desire to add those of my fellow members the individual solicitations of Yr Friend

& Obt Sevt

A. H. Ware

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Addressed “To Gen R. E. Lee Pres VMI Lexington.” Endorsed by Lee: “14 June 1866 Dialectic Society Madison College Sharon Misspi Honorary Member Ansd 22 June.”