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Papers, 1866-1887

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 92, Folder: 1
Identifier: id4381

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12 August 1866. Fitzhugh Lee, Richland Mill, Stafford County Virginia, to Colonel M. M. Kimmel, Mexico. Discusses farming, politics, news of former Confederate officers. 1 Oct. 1867. Fitzhugh Lee, Garrisonville Post Office, Stafford County, Virginia, to Colonel M. M. Kimmel, Concerns Colonel Kimmel's fighting in Mexico, farming, and lady friends. 16 Nov. 1869. Fitzhugh Lee, Richland Mill, Stafford County, Virginia, to "Miss Maggie," Cryptic letter alluding to an unknown promise and a possible love affair; also reference to a letter to Charles Minnegerode. 4 Nov. 1875. James Lawson Kemper, Governor, Richmond, Virginia, to General Fitzhugh Lee, Richlands Post Office, Stafford County, Virginia. Encloses General Jubal A. Early's letter to James Lawson Kemper, commenting on its content concerning "Stonewall" Jackson's statue dedication relating to the admission of Negroes; emphatically denies Early's accusations of his using the occasion as an "electioneering carnival" by allowing the Negroes to participate, and expresses resentment that Early feels he has disgraced "... the memory of Jackson" as well as insulting ". . .all Confederates who have any respect for themselves at all"; tells of his willingness to speak to the Negro leaders, asking them not to attend the procession, so as to keep the peace, but there were overwhelming numbers of applications by them, and he could not. deny them admittance; vehemently defends his actions and decisions, stating that he never believed the Negroes would carry ;" 15th amendment banners and Lincoln portraits," but. that they would "unite in honor of his name." 11 August 1877. Speech of Gen. W.H. Payne, nominating Gen. Fitzhugh Lee for Governor of Virginia. 2 Dec. 1885. Fitzhugh Lee, Evergreen, near Alexandria, to Colonel M. M. Kimmel. Invitation for a visit, and family news. 21 Sept. 1887. Fitzhugh Lee, Richmond, to Colonel M. M. Kimmel, Henderson, Kentucky. Will not be able to accept his invitation to visit. 6 Oct. 1887. Fitzhugh Lee, Richmond, Virginia, to Charles R. Deacon, Secretary of the Clover Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Acknowledges receipt of the Baltimore Sunday News.


  • 1866-1887

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