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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



                                    Hd Qrs Army N Va.

                                    30th Nov 1862



H. E. Jefferson Davis


Mr President

              I have received by means of our scouts, a late Northern paper, the New York Herald of the 27th inst; which contains matters of interest not probably known to you. I have the honor to send it to you for your information.

          I am with high respect;

         Your obt servt

                      R E Lee



Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 4, M2009.289, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 September 16

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