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Object Name LETTER
Catalog Number CML-REL.175
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date [1866]
Scope & Content Robert E. Lee to James Longstreet, May 25, 1866

Physical Appearance: May 25, 1866 - Copy of letter from Robert E. Lee at Lexington, Virginia, to James Longstreet, [New Orleans, Louisiana] - Graciously turns down a "proposition" made by Longstreet. States he will remain at Washington College until he has accomplished all he can and then will try to find something else more profitable for his family. Wants nothing more than food and clothing for himself. Sends numerous autographs as requested. Mentions seeing "Garland" often during walks but rarely at home. Comments that his daughters may not be attractive enough for "Garland." Signed by R. E. Lee. 1 page, photocopy. Note the word "Copy" encircled at the bottom of the page. Not the best photocopy, an enlarged one also in the folder. A typed transcript is available in the folder as well.
Dimensions: [H]11" __[W]8.5"
People Longstreet, James
Lee, Robert E.