From the 3 September 1868 issue of The New York Times.

Robert E. Lee in Tears.

The editor of the Fredericksburg (Va.) News, who is sojourning at the White Sulphur Springs, speaks of Gen. LEE as follows:

LEE, of course, is primus inter pares. His beautiful character, which has no parallel in history, teres, totusque rotundus, wins for him universal love and admiration. A delegation of his old soldiers, some armless and wounded, called on him on Saturday, and the tears rolled down the old chief’s face and fell upon the floor. Ah! that tender heart, why didn’t it let him burn Fredericksburg and BURNSIDE and his army in 1862, and end the war then?