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The Lee Family Digital Archive is the largest online source for primary source materials concerning the Lee family of Virginia. It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online. We are always looking for new letters, diaries, and books to add to our website. Do you have a rare item that you would like to donate or share with us? If so, please contact our curator, Colin Woodward, about how you can contribute to this historic project.




Valley Mtn

16 Septem: ’61


Brig: Gen: Jno. B. Floyd

Commdg Army of the Kanawha

Dogwood Gap &c




            I am directed by Genl Lee to say in reply to your communication of the 5th int. concerning an arrangement for carrying an express mail between these Head Qrs & your command, said to have been inaugurated by him, that he has never made any “express” mail agreement with any one: Gen Loring did establish an Express some two months ago thro: the Agency of Maj: Harman of Staunton, this may be the one to which you allude & your letter has been referred to him for his action. 

I am respectfully,

Your Obt: Servant,

W. H. Taylor

A. A. A. G.


Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 8, M2009.265, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 October 20




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