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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number REL-140
Date November 14, 1864
Scope & Content Robert E. Lee to Mr. Shippen, November 14, 1864

Physical Appearance: The letter is a photocopy of the original (autographed, signed) from Lee to a Mr. Shippen, dated November 14, 1864. Lee politely declines Mr. Shippen's offer to allow Lee to stay at "Violet Bank," a house in Colonial Heights, Virginia, during the winter of 1864-1865. He explains: "I think it is best not to accept your kind offer of the house of Violet Bank--I shall be located at an (illegible) place this winter as far as I can (illegible), but will have to be passing along the lines from our side of the river to the other. I cannot therefore see to the house or take care of it, and you had better place in it someone who can."
Creator Lee, Robert E., Gen.
People Lee, Robert E.
Shippen, Mr.
Subjects Military leadership
Military maneuvers