Arlington 1 July 1858

 

Col. S. Cooper

Adjt Genl U. S. Army

Washington City D. C

 

Colonel

 

I have the honour to reprt that my address for the Current month will be "Arlington near Alexandria Virga" & be your very respl & obtservt

 

R E Lee Bt Col

Lt Col 2 Cavy

 

Source: Original letter, placed inside Memoirs of Robert E. Lee, by A. L. Long, Jessie Ball DuPont Library, Stratford Hall

 

Transcribed by Colin Woodward 2015 October 30