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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Lexington, Va., 1 Dec 1866


Mr. S. Shepherd

Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co.

122 South 2d St., Philadelphia, Pa.

My Dear Sir:

I enclose herewith two Erie R. R. Co. bonds, nos. 2522 & 2523 for $1000.00 each, with dividend warrants from Feby 1858 attached. They have been in the possession of Messrs. Prime & Co., 54 Wall St. New York, since that time, and have been recently sent to me with the information that he could not obtain the interest due.

I take the liberty of forwarding them to you in accordance with your kind suggestion to Miss Williams, with the request that you will collect the interest due if practicable, or make such disposition of them as you may judge best for my benefit.

Very respectfully, yr. obdt Svt.

R. E. Lee




Source: Photocopy of letterbook, Lee Family Papers, Mss1 L51 c 738, p. 3, Section 43, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 January 15


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