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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



My dear Fitz:

            We are here in the center of the country.

            Resistance which was once contemplated very seriously has yielded to submission & flight. A people by situation capable of every happiness have been duped by awful leaders to sacrifice it & now depend on the mercy of the very govt. they have villified & abused. I enclose my address on which will be founded future measures.

God bless you. adieu.

Henry Lee

                     The army behaved really well.


near Parkinson's Ferry


                                                                                  November 9, 1794





Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, M2009.097, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 April 15

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