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    Robert E. Lee Autograph Note Signed, "R E Lee". One page, 5" x 2.75", Lexington, Virginia, March 26, 1869. The body of this note reads, "Mr I. S. Lewis is excused from recitation in French to day for the purpose (of) attending the E. Church." Penned on lined note paper and trimmed to size, splits along quarter-folds, mounted to card, light soiling, aged as expected, very good condition. Lee's signature is bold and right in the center of the note. After the war, General Lee assumed the presidency of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia and held this post until his death in 1870. Regarding this item, it's mind-boggling to think that the man who led the Confederate armies could be troubled with excusing a student from French class.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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