Hd Qrs Army N Va.

                                    30th Nov 1862



H. E. Jefferson Davis


Mr President

              I have received by means of our scouts, a late Northern paper, the New York Herald of the 27th inst; which contains matters of interest not probably known to you. I have the honor to send it to you for your information.

          I am with high respect;

         Your obt servt

                      R E Lee



Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 4, M2009.289, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 September 16