<br /> Lee Letter: w016

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Joseph E. Johnston
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

Captain,

Yesterday I ordered the articles you mentioned in your note of the 1st Inst to be put on board the Madison, which is advertised for 3 p.m. today – The first opportunity since the receipt of your order – I shall see that every thing is on board –

Genl Scott has just proceeded to Detroit – He rendered himself exceedingly agreeable here by saying that the 4th Arty would return to the sea-coast next Spring – He says too that 4 of ours are to be ordered to Florida –

I can give but an indifferent account of my own condition – recovery seems to be as remote as ever – Very Respectfully

Yours Truly

J. E. Johnston

Notes:

Lee-Jackson CollectionLeyburn Library

A docket on the reverse reads: “Buffalo Ny Sept. 8. 1841 Lt. J. E. Johnston has sent the articles required in letter of the 1st inst.”