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Civil War era ALS. One-page handwritten autographed letter signed by General Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870), Gaines Mill, Virginia, written to William C. Jackson, Augusta, Georgia, dated June 11, 1864. Composed during the events of the Battle of Cold Harbor (fought in Hanover County, VA, May 31-June 12, 1864), Lee writes "My dear Sir I am very much obliged to you for the pieces of Cotton you have been so kind as to send me. They will prove very useful & I shall enjoy the garments into which they will be Converted more than if made of the finest foreighn[sic] fabric. Our true road to independence is to depend upon ourselves & to make all that we require With great respect Your Obl Servant R E Lee" with additional inscription "Mr. Wm C. Jackson" lower left. Does not include envelope, one (1) typed transcription is included with addition of Jackson's address. Letter: 9 1/4" H x 7 1/8" W.
PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Letter in overall good, legible condition with toning, few scattered minute foxing spots, some minor smudging to letters. Toning impression of envelope reading "Mr Wm C. Jackson/Augusta/Georgia" with later pencil inscriptions, and two pieces of scotch tape, largest 1 1/8" x 1/8", top and bottom of right edges, en verso of letter.