<br /> Lee Letter: g055

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

To His Excellency Jeffn. Davis

Your telegram of July 9th. has been received. I thank you for the troops sent. My letter will inform you the state of things, the army is in good health and condition and hold a position between Hagerstown and Williamsport. The Enemy is gradually making appearance against us. I have sent all the prisoners and most of the wounded across the river.

R. E. Lee

65/collect 260 D. H. to Staunton.

[Endorsed] Genl. Lee Martinsburg.

Notes:

W. J. De Renne CollectionWormsloe, Chatham County, Georgia (1914)

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 55.