“Secession is Nothing but Revolution”
A Letter of R. E. Lee to His Son “Rooney”
William M. E. Rachal
1 The Reverend George Washington Dame, rector of Epihany Episcopal Church, Danville, Virginia, who had probably been visiting the Nelson cousins oF his wife, Mary Maria Page Dame, at Oakland in neighboring Hanover County.
2 Robert E. Lee, Jr., was a freshman at the University of Virginia.
3 John B. Daingerfield, who became “the richest man at Alexandria.”
4 It has been pointed out that Lee here confuses the preamble of the Articles of Confederation with the preamble of the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution provides for “a more perfect union” to supercede the “perpetural union” of the Articles.