War-dated ALS signed “R. E. Lee,” one page, lightly-lined, 8 x 9.25, September 10, 1863. Letter written from “Camp,” to Margaret and Carrie, referred to by Lee as “My beautiful daughters.” In full: “I have not seen you all day. I hope this has not made you as sad as it has me. I would have gone to you this afternoon, but heard you went to ride on horseback with some of the young men. Tomorrow I shall be engaged all the m’ing. There will be a review of Hill’s corps at 3 P. M., should weather permit. If you wish to be present, I will send the wagon & can then see you on the ground at intervals at least. Let me know your wishes. I have kept a basket of grapes for you all day. I send a letter for Carrie, which came tonight. It looks as if it came from the Signal officer. Rob [son Robert E. Lee, Jr.] does not like its appearance, and is taking refuge in sleep, in hopes to smother his sorrow. Good night. May good angels guard you & bright visions cheer you.” Beautifully archivally double-matted and framed with a portrait of Lee to an overall size of 22 x 16.5. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, all writing and signature moderately faded and light, but still legible, a bit of mild toning, and a rough left edge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
RR Auction Robert E. Lee Handwritten And Signed War Dated Letter