Lexington Va

18 July 1866





I have had the honour to receive your letter of the 10th Inst: informing me, that the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, had been conferred on me by the Faculty & Board of Trustees of Mercer University of Georgia.

I return my sincere thanks for this undeserved mark of the esteem of the Faculty Trustees of Mercer University.

I am with great respect

Your obtServt

R E Lee




Source: Mercer University, facsimile of original, vertical files, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall




Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 February 5