<br /> Lee Letter: w400

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: E. M. Martin

Abstract: Letter of 7 FEB 1870 written at Washington College to the Right Reverend E. M. Martin, Bishop of E M Church, St. Louis requesting through the Faculty and the joint committee of the Literary Societies to make an address at Commencement in June. States that there are about 700 young men in Washington College and VMI who need advice and encouragement in the course they should pursue in life. (Obviously the Bishop of Georgia turned down the request of 20 JAN 1870).

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R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library