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    Henry Lee. Observations on the Writings of Thomas Jefferson, with Particular Reference to the Attack They Contain on the Memory of the Late Gen. Henry Lee. New York: Charles De Behr, 1832. First edition. Octavo. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, label lightly chipped with some scattered foxing. Overall, a very good copy in its original binding.

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    Henry Lee. Observations on the Writings of Thomas Jefferson, with Particular Reference to the Attack They Contain on the Memory of the Late Gen. Henry Lee. New York: Charles De Behr, 1832.

    First edition. Octavo. 237 pages.

    Publisher's quarter rose muslin over brown boards, printed paper spine label. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, label a bit chipped and some scattered foxing. Bookplate. Overall, a very good copy in its original binding.

    "Henry Lee was born on January 29, 1756 in Leesylvania, Virginia. In June 1776, he was commissioned a Captain in the Virginia Light Cavalry. In January 1778, he was promoted to Major. Lee next received commendation for his actions at Paulus Hook, New Jersey in August 1779. In the Fall of 1780, he was promoted to Lt. Colonel, 'Lee's Legion' was formed and ordered to South Carolina. Lee's Legion was effective at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in March, 1781. In a series of detached actions, Lee captured Fort Watson, Fort Motte, Fort Granby and Fort Galphin. He next supported sieges at Augusta and Ninety-Six. Lee again distinguished himself at Eutaw Springs on September 8, 1781. Lee was present at Yorktown, Virginia in October, 1781. He then returned south" (Patriots). The hero in Mel Gibson's 'The Patriot' was based on Henry Lee.



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