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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Georgetown 3 May 1869


My dear Mr. Tagart

I have just read in the Baltimore Sun of this morg, 3rd May a dispatch from Washington, purporting to give an account of my interview with President Grant on Saturday last. As you were present you will know that it is incorrect in all its details, & you will do me a favour to so inform the editor. Besides I am there made to say what I have never said to anyone & could not have said without uttering an untruth. Excuse me for troubling you in this matter & believe me very truly & sincerely



R E Lee


Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 4, M2009.372, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 October 1


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