Petersburg      19 Decr ‘64



The friends of Mr Leigh Robinson (1st Compy Howitzers) request permission for him to spend Xmas with them in Richmond.

His two brave brothers lie side by side in Hollywood cemetery. Deeply sympathizing with him in his imparable loss, I should be glad to extend to him this indulgence. Should circumstances therefore permit & there be nothing to prevent it, if you will send up an application for a leave for a few days it will be granted.

Very respy

R E Lee



Col: Cabell

Commg Battn




Source: Scan of original letter, The Papers of Robert E. Lee, 1830-1870, University of Virginia Special Collections, Charlottesville

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 December 4