<br /> Lee Letter: g173

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

His Excy. The President.

Chief Commissary of this Army received notice yesterday from Richmond that there was no salt meat there to send him, but would forward preserved meat. He thinks he may get enough to last to-morrow. Neither meat nor corn are now coming over the Southern Roads, and I have heard there was meat in Wilmington.

(Signed) R. E. Lee

[Endorsed] Telegram from Genl. R. E. Lee Petersburg Dec. 14, 1864. Secty. of War, Please inform me, what has been or can be done to meet the case as presented within. J[efferson]. D[avis]. 14 Dec. 64. Recd. Dec. 14


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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 173.