<br /> Lee Letter: w243

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Robert Beverly

My dear Sir

Several young soldiers who are qualified & would have been willing to take Sandon Masons place in your family, have gone at other pursuits, & are now not available. I do not know any one at present so well suited to your purpose, as Warrington Carter of Shirley. He has become pious, & is very conscientious in the discharge of any duty. He would take charge of your whole family, & do everything else he could. He would not accept the position for the compensation, but merely for the good he might accomplish. I do not know that he would leave his father.

Mr Philip Meade’s (near Millwood) 3rd son, I have heard a good account of, but do not know. Mr Robt N. Pendleton, son of Mr Hugh N. Pendleton of Jefferson, now at Washington College, endeavoring to obtain an education, & at the same time work for it, might be obtained after this Session. At present he is too young, but seems to be a fine youth. Col: Briscoe G. Baldwin Chief Ordnance Off Army N.VA: wanted such a position some time since but I believe is now with the Natnl Exps Co. I wish I could help you.

Give much love to my dear Cousin Jane & your sweet daughters. I fear I shall never see them again. I have not yet been able to get my family to me. May God bless you all.

Very truly

R E Lee

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