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    FITZHUGH LEE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED. Four pages with 3.75" x 2" card, n.p., ca. 1870s, to Nellie Fowle, Alexandria, Virginia. A sampling of Lee's exuberant prose is as follows: "...God bless you Miss Nellie I had no idea you were such a woman as you are. I feel as if I really know you for the first time...".

    An excited, almost manic, Fitz Lee gushes over this lady with handwriting that grows ever larger as the letter progresses. Was he drinking, or what? Reading this, one can hardly imagine that he had been the Army of Northern Virginia's cavalry chief.

    Condition: Light soiling, folds. With original mailing envelope (stampless).


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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