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    Robert E. Lee Accepts Donation in 1867 Donation for "the Suffering people of the South." Autograph letter signed, "R.E. Lee," 8" x 10", Lexington, Virginia, April 16, 1867 to the Reverend John W. Brown thanking him for a donation to a fund for the relief of destitute Southerners. "My Dear Sir, I have recd. your letter of the 11th Inst. enclosing your draft for Eighty dollars for the relief of the Suffering people of the South. In its application I will endeavor to select objects worthy of the donation. I feel assured that the blessing of God will accompany a gift dictated by benevolent motives & hallowed by pious memories. I sympathize with you deeply in the death of your noble brother but - he has recd. the reward of duty faithfully performed. With great respect your Ob. Sevt. R.E. Lee." Besides a few very light creases, this letter is bright and clean and in excellent condition. Nicely matted with a plaque quoting the letter in its entirety. A beautiful display piece! Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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