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Lee, Robert E. (1807-1870) to Ralph Site

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07542 Author/Creator: Lee, Robert E. (1807-1870) Place Written: Lexington, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 February 1866 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 25.8 x 20.3 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07542 Author/Creator: Lee, Robert E. (1807-1870) Place Written: Lexington, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 February 1866 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 25.8 x 20.3 cm.

Fulfills a request for a prospectus of the course of study available at Washington College, where Lee served as president. In a letter on the verso of the printed prospectus, Lee comments that he was obliged for Site's 1859 report to the Ohio Legislature and writes: "I hope the country will yet retain the system of Government established by our forefathers." Two printed pages of the prospectus, and one page handwritten letter.

Lexington Va: 13 Feby '66

Sir
In compliance with your request of the 1st Inst: I send a prospectus of the Course of Studies & at Washington College; which I hope will give you all the information you desire
I am much obliged to you for your report to the Ohio Legislature in 1859. I hope the Count will yet retain [struck: to] the system of Govt: established by our forefathers
Very respt your obt Servt
RE Lee

Honble Ralph Site

[docket]
[Gen. R. Lee]
Prest Washington
College to
[illegible] Command
In Chief of
Confederate Army

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Notes: Written on the verso of a two page printed prospectus. Only the handwritten page has been transcribed.

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