<br /> Lee Letter: wl092

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Edward A. Pollard
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

My Dear Sir,

I take the liberty of enclosing you certain printed statements which may interest you; since I understand that the party who has attempted a fraud on my autorial rights has been boasting in New York that he has been selected as publisher of a work you are preparing. If you have ever contemplated such a work, I hope you may find it to your interest not to give it to a man who has shown himself an adventurer in the publishing line, and that his treatment of myself will induce you to make inquiries of his resources and character, and of the claims which, I understand, he seeks to establish on your confidence.

I have written this in the interest of justice, and with a most sincere regard for yourself and whatever literary enterprise you may favour the world with. With greatest respect

Your Obedient Servant

Edwd. A. Pollard

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “2 March ’66 Edwd. A. Pollard In reference to C. B. Richardson Ansd 8 Mar.” Attached is an item entitled: “Warning to the Public,” by Edward A. Pollard, and a clipping to the editor of the New York News, dated 23 February 1866.