<br /> Lee Letter: g206

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

Mr President

I have the honor to send herewith a copy of the “Balto American” of the 29th ulto which besides containing the latest news from the Northern States, gives an account of the plundering of Genl. Taylor’s plantation, which though painful to read, I have thought might be of interest to you. I am with high esteem

Very truly yours

R. E. Lee Genl.

By W. H. Taylor Maj & ADC

P.S. I also send you a copy of the [Baltimore] “Sun” of the 22d ulto containing an account of the battle at Sharpsburg: from which it will be seen how little ground they have to claim a victory, even from their own version of the engagement.

Yours respy

R.E.L.

Notes:

Robert Edward Lee PapersDuke University Library

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 206.