<br /> Lee Letter: wl206

Washington and Lee University

Sender: E. M. Marvin
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

Dr Sir.

John W. Ford is what he represents himself to be the only son of a “war widow” and a young man of intelligence and unquestioned ability. To circulate your book would be with him – not only a matter of interest but also a “labor of love.”

If you can put him in the way of obtaining an agency you will both facilitate the sale of your book, and do good.

Very Respectfully

E. M. Marvin
Minister of the Gospel
Methodist E. Church South


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.