From the 11 December 1871 issue of The New York Times.

Robert E. Lee’s Chair.

The Hartford (Conn.) Times of Saturday evening says: “Capt. O’Farrel, of this city, who recently came into possession of the chair occupied by Gen. LEE, when he surrendered at Appomattox Court-house, on Sunday, the 9th of April, 1865, yesterday deposited the relic in the Historical Rooms. Aside from the natural historic associations of the chair, the Captain prizes it more highly from the fact that he was present at the surrender, at the head of his company in the famous Sixty-ninth (New-York) Regiment.”