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Fitzhugh Lee to Manning M. Kimmel, August 12, 1866 and October 1, 1867
Physical Appearance: Typed transcript of two postwar letters from Fitzhugh Lee to his friend, Manning M. Kimmel. Two introductory paragraphs provide some background information on Kimmel and the original letters.
a) August 12, 1866 - Fitzhugh Lee at "Richland," Garrisonville, Stafford Co[unty], V[irgini]a, to My dear old "K" [Manning M. Kimmel], located in Pueblo, [Mexico] - Responds to Kimmel's letter dated April 12 and replies that he does not know of any "old army officer who resigned and came south, who has since been reported a deserter." Advises him to come back home and not to bother getting a pardon. Thinks those who got pardons made big mistakes. Gives him information on what the former commanding officers are doing.
b) October 1, 1867 - Fitzhugh Lee at "Richland," Garrisonville, Stafford Co[unty], V[irgini]a, to My dear old "K" [Manning M. Kimmel] at [St. Louis, Missouri?] - Acknowledges receipt of Kimmel's dated August 12. States that he has just returned from a visit to the "Springs." 'Jokes' that he had been afraid that Kimmel had been executed with Maxmillian, down in Mexico. Advises him to stay at home this time. Describes his farm and maintains that he is quite happily "unreconstructed." Also briefly describes his four-week stay at Sweet Springs, White Sulphur, and Rockbridge Alum, in relation to his meeting a Miss Cordelia Polk of St. Louis, Missouri. Seems to be quite infatuated with her--wants to know all about her.
|Archival History||These two transcript letters were formerly located in the MC 3 L-550a files.|
Kimmel, Manning M.