<br /> Lee Letter: wl209

Washington and Lee University

Sender: S. D. Ward
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

Dear Sir

The letter of young Mr. Ford which you will find enclosed asking an agency to sell your forthcoming History of the Late War I hope will meet with due consideration.

I have known him for some time and know him to be a very energetic young man well qualified for an agency of the kind he seeks Yours

Very Respy

S. D. Ward
Chief Justice S.C. Texas

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.