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Home May 17th 1893

My Dear Colonel Taylor

            Your favor covering Photograph is received and I thank you for it. It comes in Ample time as my poor health, has kept me back in my work.

            Your book came from the Appleton’s came some time since, but was addressed in the hand writing of a friend to whom I gave credit at the time of its receipt

Very Truly Yours,

James Longstreet

Colo Latrobe gives the figures of my command at Appomattox at 7864 Your dedication is to 8000.  Can there be in error on the part of Latrobe?


Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 8, M2009.457

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 July 21

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