Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Robert E. Lee” in chapter 1.1 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30.:
...much to be deplored.
In such cases clemency is only another form of cant.
Having now discussed what have seemed to me the necessary preliminaries, I come to the particular cases of Virginia and Robert E. Lee .
The two are closely interwoven—for Virginia was always Virginia, and the Lees were, first, over and above all, Virginians.
It was the Duke of Wellington who, on a certain memorable occasio...
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