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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Lexington, Va., 19 March, 1867.

Mr. Jos. E. Hover.

Philadelphia, Pa..

My Dear Sir:

I thank you for the handsome photograph of Christ Church, Phila., which accompanied your note of the 12th inst. Every American must feel an interest in a church dedicated to the worship of God nearly two centuries ago, where the true patriots and pure Christians of the Republic united in prayer to the throne of the Most High.

Very respectfully, yr. obdt. svt.

(sgd) R. E. Lee




Source: Photocopy of letterbook copy, Lee Family Papers, Mss1 L51 c 738, p. 26, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Katie Hall, 2018 June 4



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