<br /> Lee Letter: wl205

Washington and Lee University

Sender: R. W. Loughery
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

My dear Sir:

The writer of this a young man of industry and strict integrity. The agency he requests will be a great favor to him and prove of advantage to those who publish your forthcoming history.

I sincerely hope you will not part with the copyright of your work. If you publish it yourself, you will realize from a million to a million and a half dollars from it

Very respectfully

R. W. Loughery
Editor Republican

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

This was one of five letters written to Robert E. Lee on behalf of John W. Ford’s application to become Lee’s book agent, and enclosed in Ford to Lee, 2 July 1866.