<br /> Lee Letter: w202

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Gooch Raily

My dear Sir

I have recd your letter of the 13th Inst: & am gratified to find that you are imbued with the spirit that accentuates all our youth to defend their Country. I cannot however advise that you act contrary to the wishes of your parents – I can only say that the aid of every one is necessary to defend the Country from the ravages of the enemy & that she requires the Service of all her sons.

Very respy your obt servt

R E Lee Genl

Mr Gooch Raily Charlottesville Va

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R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library