<br /> Lee Letter: w346

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: N. W. Hibbard

My dear Sir

Absence from Lexington has prevented my replying to your kind letter of 29th Ulto: until today. As the best refutation of the false accusation against the Faculty of Washington College, published in the weekly morning Herald of 21 Apl which you enclosed to me; I send you a letter from an officer of the U. S. Army, published in the N. Y. Tribune of the 20th Apl, & republished in the Lexington Gazette. It gives the facts in the case & I presume will carry more weight than any thing I could say. Thanking you for your kind interest & wishing you every happiness

I am very respy your obt servt

R E Lee

Mr N. W. Hibbard

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R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library