|Collection||CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION|
|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.|
Lee, Robert E.