Photostat made in 1965 of a letter from Robert E. Lee, West Point, to Winfield Scott, congratulating Scott on his appointment as lieutenant-general and describing a dinner that Lee gave to celebrate the appointment. February 14, 1855.
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Original in the possession of Thomson King, former curator of the Maryland Academy of Sciences.