<br /> Lee Letter: w360

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee to
Recipient: A Committee of the Rockbridge Bible Society
Recipient: (William Nelson Pendleton, J. T. L. Preston, and William White)


I have delayed applying to your letter informing me of my having been elected President of the Rockbridge Bible Society, not from want of interest in the subject, but from an apprehension that I should not be able to perform the duties of the position in such a manner as to advance the high object proposed. Having however been encouraged by your kind assurances, & being desirous of cooperating in any way I can in extending the inestimable knowledge of the priceless truths of the Bible, I accept the position assigned me – With my thanks to the Society for the high compliment paid me by their selection as President

I am with great respect your obt servt

R E Lee

Revd Dr Pendleton Col: J. T. L. Preston Mr Wm White Committee


R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library