Handwritten draft of letter to Edwin Stanton, then serving as Secretary of War.  The letter is dated 6 May 1865 - mere weeks after the end of the Civil War.  Minor writes to Secretary Stanton as a former classmate; they attended Kenyon College in Ohio.  The letter expresses the sentiments of Virginia citizens in the post-war climate, and indicates that they would "voluntarily and instantaneously" return to the Federal Union given the choice.