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Twenty East Sixty-sixth Street
My dear Mr. Tucker:
I was delighted to get your letter accepting our invitation for the 19th.
His full name George Washington (Park) Custis Lee born at Arlington date - The Park he never (Page 2) used. He was named for his grandfather George Washington Park Custis. The year of graduation at West Point, age, date of birth I shall have to refer to Mr Wm Taylor Thom, who I am sure can give you these details which I have not here in New York & dont want to give them (Page 3) from memory as they may not be exact. Mr Thom, Pierce Mill Road N. W. Georgetown Station, Washington D. C. Has just finished a version of Uncle Bob 's work & I am sure has all this information. I thought it would --?-- this rather than writing his --?--. (Page 4) You are correct about his being graduated one in his Class & the Genl two - You are also correct about his offering himself as a prisoner in my father 's stead so that he (my father) might come home to his dying wife - Whether or not the letter is exact I do not know but I do know the incident is a true one told me by my father, I think it appears in Uncle Bob 's book
I am most sincerely
George Bolling Lee
A post script on the upper left corner of Page 1:
Mr Paul Penick W&L Univ Lexington could give you all of the W&L facts you wish- G.B.L.