<br /> Lee Letter: g130

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

Mr. President,

As I informed you last evening I had intended to move the troops nearer the exterior lines of defences around Richmond, but from the movements of the enemy’s cavalry and the reports that have reached me this morning, his plans do not appear to be settled. Unless therefore I hear something more satisfactory, they will remain where they are. Should I move my camp, it will be somewhere on Cornelius Creek in the cleanest wood I can find near the New Market Road or Osborne Turnpike. Most respy

Your obt servt

R. E. Lee Genl.

Notes:

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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 130.