<br /> Lee Letter: v080

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: E. Fontaine

My dear Sir

I rec – d this mor – g your letter of the 6th Inst: enclosing a slip from the Greenbrier Independent.

The editor of the Albemarle Chronicle had no authority from me for the remarks attributed to it, nor do I know on what grounds they were based.

As a citizen of Virginia & a wellwisher to the Country, I am exceedingly anxious that the Central railroad should be extended to the Ohio with all practicable expedition, & I know of no better means of obtaining the necessary funds, than by subscription of the Counties & Cities interested in its completion, & by loans of the general Company.

I do not see in what way I could aid the project

Very resp – y your Obt Servt

R E Lee

Col. E. Fontaine


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