<br /> Lee Letter: g156

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee to
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

Mr President

I have the honour to send you a N. Y. Herald of the 8th containing some items of interest. You will see the people in the U. S. are mystified about our forces on the Potomac – The expedition will have the effect I think at least of teaching them they must keep some of their troops at home & that they cannot denude their frontier with impunity – It seems also to have put them in bad temper as well as bad humor – Gold you will see has gone as high as 271 & closed at 266¾ – Provisions &c are rising – I see also they are moving the prisoners from Pt-Look out –

I trust that you & your family are in good health & wish you every happiness

Very respy your obt servt

R. E. Lee

Notes:

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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 156.