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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes and Queries. (search)
f the surrender, in which he said, with emphasis, that as he had determined from the beginning of negotiations that officers should retain their side-arms, he did not violate the terms by tendering General Grant his own sword. This, of course, settled the question, for the world long since learned to receive implicitly the lightest word of R. E. Lee. But it has also been recently set at rest by the following correspondence which explains itself: Buffalo Lithia Springs, Virginia, March 11, 1881. General U. S. Grant, New York: Sir,--In a friendly discussion between several gentlemen of Northern and Southern proclivities as to the truth of history, a question arose whether General Lee at the surrender actually tendered, and you received, his sword. It was mutually agreed that you should be written to for a decision. There is no idle curiosity or desire for notoriety in regard to this request, and a reply from you would be highly appreciated. Very respectfully, T. D.