<br /> Lee Letter: wl208

Washington and Lee University

Sender: William G. Barrett
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

I heartily concur in the accompanying recommendations of Mr. John Ford and have no hesitancy in saying that if he receives the appointment he will zealously and faithfully devote himself to the work. Very Respy

Your obt. Servt

Wm G. Barrett
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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.