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    An historically important and incredibly touching Lee letter to his wife.

    General Robert E. Lee Autograph Letter Signed "R E Lee" to His Wife Mary. Dated June 25, 1862, 7" X 7½", one side, on typical thin blue/gray Confederate paper. It reads: "My dear Mary, I have been on our lines on the Wmsburg road since noon - dear Mary, & having finished my dinner find it near 10 P. M. with a great deal to do to night. It is therefore impossible for me to see you. Indeed I should have to wake you up to do so. I therefore must deny myself the pleasure & hope we may merit many happy days yet. I know your prayers and well wishes are Constantly with me & my trust is that a merciful Providence may hear and answer them. Give much love to Custis & all the girls. I am very glad to hear the former is improving. God guard and preserve you all. Very best & Afft., R. E. Lee 25 June 62 Mrs. M. C. Lee." 25 June marked the beginning of the conflagration that would become known as the Seven Days and the 26th would see the Battles of Mechanicsville and Beaver Dam Creek. Typically, Lee makes no mention of the impending dangers to himself or his army. Perfect condition, bright and crisp and a great Lee letter.



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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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