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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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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., 14 May 1867.

Mr S. A. McGinnis

My Dear Sir:

I thank you for your offer to send me a copy of Mr McCabe’s history, but I have received one from the publishers, which I have not had time to read.

In reply to your inquiry I will state, that I am engaged in no work with which the sale of your book will conflict.

Very respectfully

(sgd.) R. E. Lee


Mr S. A. McGinnis

661/2 Jefferson Street

Memphis Tenn.



Source: Photocopy of letterbook copy, Lee Family Papers, Mss1 L51 c 738, p.40, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Katie Hall, 2018 June 12

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