nture to publish it without having first obtained your consent.
I thank you for your kindly reception of the copy of my Reminiscences of Lee, and hope that its perusal may give you some clearer idea of the character of that great man.
Assuring you of the pleasure it will afford me to be of any service to you in procuring Confederate books, documents, &c., and with best wishes for your health and happiness, I beg leave to subscribe myself,
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. Wm Jones, Secretary Southern Historical Society.
Chateau D'Eu, Seine Inferieure, October 14th, 1876. Rev. J. Wm. Jones, Secretary Southern Historical Society:
Sir — I hasten to thank you for your letter of September 25th, and for the certificate of my membership in the Southern Historical Society.
I beg you to convey the expression of my gratitude to the members of your Executive Committee, who, inspired with the most liberal spirit, have opened their doors to me. As you say, you cannot expe