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At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Lee Memorial Association on the 1st of April, 1875, the following resolutions were adopted:

Resolved, 1. That Messrs. Dr. J. William Jones and E. V. Valentine be requested by the Lee Memorial Association to make the arrangements necessary for the removal of the Lee monument from the artist's studio to Lexington, Va.

Resolved, 2. That the Lee Memorial Association, having heard from Rev. Dr. Jones that the students of Richmond College ‘will make an application for the privilege of taking charge of the monument when it is sent up, bearing the expenses of its transportation,’ &c., very cordially accede to the kind and courteous proposal.

Resolved, 3. That the gentlemen composing the escort on behalf of the students of Richmond College be invited to be the guests of the Association during their visit to Lexington.

My Dear Dr.,—The accompanying resolutions, passed by our Lee Memorial Association at its last meeting, will not, I presume, be new to you. Captain Davidson has probably already communicated them.

Still, some expression more cordial than bare resolution was deemed proper in response to the magnanimous proposal of the students of Richmond College, mentioned in your letter, to appoint a committee of their body to escort General Lee's monument to Lexington whenever it shall be sent up, and also themselves to bear the complete expenses of the transportation of the boxed monument.

As chairman of the Executive Committee of our Lee Memorial Association, I was charged with the honor of expressing through yourself, to that fine body of young men, students, the sincere sense we have of their manly spirit and patriotic principle and feeling, and of the glad approval with which we welcome them as co-workers in this admirable cause.

Will you, my dear Dr. Jones, convey to the young gentlemen this simple expression of our body, letting them know how cordially we appreciate their high-toned proposals?

Commending the entire enterprise and all identified with it to God's favor and blessing, I am truly your friend and brother in Christ,

W. N. Pendleton, Chairman Executive Committee.

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