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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Dunn’s Hill, Near Petersburg, July 8, 1864


Hon. James A. Seddon,

Secretary of War:

I fear the Danville company will do nothing of itself to repairing road. Government had better take possession of it and operate it.


R E Lee


Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 40, Part 3, p. 749

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 July 28

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