<br /> Lee Letter: g101

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

To His Ex. Presdt. Davis

If the changed circumstances as around Richmond will permit, I recommend that such troops as can be spared be sent to me at once. Reports from our scouts unite in stating that reinforcements to Genl Grant are arriving. The 22nd Corps in whole or part has passed through Fredericksburg and drafted men are arriving from the North

(signed) R E Lee

[Endorsed] Copy Telegram Genl Lee Spotts. C.H. May 18/64 May 18/64

Notes:

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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 101.