Amelia CtHouse

4 Apl ‘65

 

To the citizens of Amelia Co: &c

 

The Army of N Va: has arrived here to day expecting to find plenty of provisions, which had been ordered to be placed here by R. R. Several days Since. But to my great Surprize & regret I find not a pound of subce for man or horse. I must therefore appeal to your generosity & charity to supply as far as each one is able the wants of the brave soldiers who have battled for your liberty for four years. We require meat beef cattle, sheep, hogs flour meal Corn & provender in any quantities that Can be spared. The QrMr & Commes of the army will visit you & make an agreement to pay for what they receive, or give the people vouchers or certificates. I feel assured that all will give to the extent of their means.

Very respy

R E Lee

Genl

 

 

Source: Transcribed from PDF of original document, Stratford Hall Archives

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2022 June 21