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    Robert E. Lee Autograph Letter Signed "R E Lee." One page, 8" x 9.75", Lexington, Virginia; February 9, 1869. Lee, writing to Jonathan E. Edwards, regarding an inquiry mistakenly referred to him. It reads in full:

    "My dear Sir. I was aware that the letter of Mr. A.S. Nesbit of S.C. had been addressed to me through mistake, & readily imagined how such mistakes occur. I receive many letters from home & abroad under the supposition that I am connected with institutions to which I do not belong. I merely referred the letter to you, that you might give the writer the information he desired. This is my habit. Wishing your company every success." At this time, Lee was serving as president of Washington College, a position he held until his death in October 1870.

    Condition: Usual mail folds, with some light toning around the edges. Two small separations at the edges have been reinforced with small strips of tape on verso.


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