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    Robert E. Lee Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, 5.6" x 9.25"; Lexington, Virginia; November 25, 1865. A letter to Robert Beverley offering recommendations for a position Beverley was looking to fill. In part: "Several young soldiers who are qualified & would have been willing to take Landon Masons place in your family have gone at other pursuits & are now not available. I do not know anyone at present so well suited to your purpose as Warrington Carter of Shirley. He has become pious & is very conscientious in the discharge of every duty. He would take charge of your whole family & do everything else he could. He would not accept the position for the compensation, but merely for the good he might accomplish. I do not know that he would leave his father. Mr. Philip Meades (near Millwood) 3rd son, I have heard a good account of but do not know. Mr. Robt N Pendleton, son of Mr. Hugh N. Pendleton of Jefferson, now at Washington College endeavours to obtain an education, & at the same time work for it, might be obtained after this session... Give much love to my dear cousin Jane & your sweet daughters. I fear I shall never see them again. I have not yet been able to get my family to me... R E Lee."

    Lee had recently assumed the post of president of Washington College a month before he penned this letter. He would remain president of the college until his death in 1870.

    Condition: With flattened folds and light toning. Ink remains bold and Lee's script is very legible. A streak of purple in at bottom affects one word, with showthrough on verso. Dealer's code written in pencil on right margin of verso.


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    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
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