From the 18 May 1892 issue of The New York Times.

In Favor of Gen. Lee’s Heirs.

WASHINGTON, May 17.—The Court of Claims has completed its investigation of the claim of the executors of Anna M. Fitzhugh, referred to it by Congress under the Bowman act.

This is the claim for timber taken by United States troops during the war from “Ravensworth,” in Fairfax County, Va. Mrs. Fitzhugh was the life tenant of this property, and at her death it reverted to the children of Mary A. R. Curtis, wife of Gen. Robert E. Lee. The court found that Mrs. Fitzhugh was loyal to the Governmnet and that timber to the value of $216,000 was taken from the estate, but at the time this was done the property belonged by reversion entirely to the children of Gen. Robert E. Lee, viz., G. W. C. Lee, W. H. F. Lee, Mary C. Lee, Robert E. Lee, and Mildred E. Lee

These heirs have never made any application for legal redress, and will be entitled to compensation for the timber taken only upon proof of loyalty to the Government at the time it was removed.