Headquarters,

Valley Mtn

16 Septem: ’61

 

Brig: Gen: Jno. B. Floyd

Commdg Army of the Kanawha

Dogwood Gap &c

 

General

 

            I am directed by Genl Lee to say in reply to your communication of the 5th int. concerning an arrangement for carrying an express mail between these Head Qrs & your command, said to have been inaugurated by him, that he has never made any “express” mail agreement with any one: Gen Loring did establish an Express some two months ago thro: the Agency of Maj: Harman of Staunton, this may be the one to which you allude & your letter has been referred to him for his action. 

I am respectfully,

Your Obt: Servant,

W. H. Taylor

A. A. A. G.

 

Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 8, M2009.265, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall

 

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 October 20