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    ROBERT E. LEE: TWO POST-WAR AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, ONE SIGNED "R E LEE" three pages total, 7.5" x 9.75", Lexington, Virginia, August 5 and September 7, 1869, to Fitzhugh Lee, Stafford County, Virginia.

    The signature from the August letter has unfortunately been clipped, resulting in significant loss to the upper section of the manuscript. The remaining content, however, is amazingly informal and regards various Lee Family members and close friends. Among those mentioned are Custis Lee, Mrs. Lee and the General's former aide, Walter Taylor.

    The September letter is wonderfully complete, containing over forty lines in the General's hand that are followed by Lee's characteristic signature. Here Fitzhugh receives more family news peppered with references to his father Sidney's recent death. Robert Lee, ever conscious of duty, wrote in part, "...I have just collected my family after their summer vacation & am making preparations for the resumption of the College exercises which take place on the 16th inst: the time you have appointed for the interment, & when it is necessary for me to be present, I do not see at present how I can attend...". This second letter is somewhat faded with overall browning, in very good condition.. Complete with postal cover in General Robert E. Lee's hand.

    Condition: Very fine, but for the 4.5" x 1.5" clipped section.


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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