AMERICAN CIVIL WAR - ROBERT E. LEE. Autograph letter signed ("RE Lee"), to Miss Caroline M. Campbell, White Sulphur Springs, 31 August 1868

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR - ROBERT E. LEE
Autograph letter signed ("RE Lee"), to Miss Caroline M. Campbell, happily subscribing to The Little Gleaner in order to support the charitable efforts of Miss Faunt Le Roy and "do all in my powers to aid the sister of one who laid down his life in the defense of the Constitutional rights of his Country", White Sulphur Springs, 31 August 1868

Sold for £ 1,147 (US$ 1,408) inc. premium
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR - ROBERT E. LEE
Autograph letter signed ("RE Lee"), to Miss Caroline M. Campbell, happily subscribing to The Little Gleaner in order to support the charitable efforts of Miss Faunt Le Roy and "do all in my powers to aid the sister of one who laid down his life in the defense of the Constitutional rights of his Country"; asking that the copy be sent to his "little niece", Mildred Lee of Powhatan, 1 page, traces of mounting on the verso just showing through at the corners, some creasing, large 8vo, White Sulphur Springs, 31 August 1868

Footnotes

  • 'ONE WHO LAID DOWN HIS LIFE IN THE DEFENSE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF HIS COUNTRY' – Robert E. Lee makes a charitable contribution in aid of a confederate casualty. The Little Gleaner was a 32-page periodical published by a Miss L. Fauntleroy (a member of the distinguished Virginia family): 'It was a monthly publication, devoted to general subjects, and intended especially to interest and instruct the young folks. After two years' labor, toil and sacrifice, not meeting with the success she had hoped for, the proprietress discontinued its publication' (Silvanus Jackson Quinn, The History of the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1908, p.151).
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