• The Lees of Virginia
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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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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 editor, Colin Woodward, at  (804) 493-1940, about how you can contribute to this historic project.



United States Sanitary Commission

Richmond Va

May 27, 1865


R E Lee

Sir in behalf of the U.S. Sanitary Commission my thank [sic] for the articles so kindly given and I can assure you it gives me pleasure to accept of them

With the greatest

Respect I am

George M. Brockett

Agt in chg



Source: Photocopy of original letter, Robert E. Lee Headquarters Papers, Mss3 L515 a, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 June 29 

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