<br /> Lee Letter: w261

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Reuben Johnsston

My dear Sir

I have been requested by the friends of Genl R. H. Chilton, to express to you my opinions of his capacity, business qualifications etc which I most cheerfully do: and can at the same time bear testimony to his character for honesty probity <illegible> & integrity. You are probably aware that he graduated at the Mil: Academy at West Point with distinction; & served many years in the Army of the U. States: in which he was promoted to the Staff, for meritorious conduct, He has had long experience in the management of men, in the conduct of business, & in the duties of disbursing. While he was Paymaster in the U. S. Army I heard it stated that his accounts were most regular & accurate that were recd at the Dept in Washington. He is earnest & conscientious in the discharge of his duties, & faithful in their performance.

Very respy your obt servt

R E Lee

Honbl Reuben Johnsston

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R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library