• The Lees of Virginia
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  • The Lees of Virginia

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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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.




As the surviving Parent of Robert E. Lee I consent to his signing articles, binding himself to serve as a Cadet five years, to be commuted from the time of his joining the Military Academy.

Ann H. Lee



            I hereby accept the appointment to the station of a Cadet in the service of the United States, with which I have been hoonoured by the President.

            The above is the declaration of consent which my letter of appointment instructs me should accompany my acceptance.

                                    I remain with the highest respect, Sir

                                    your most obliged & most obedient Servant

Alexa. April 1st 1824                                                                R. E. Lee


The Honble J. C. Calhoun



Source: National Archives, Copy on file at Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 December 7



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