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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fitzhugh Lee. From the Times-dispatch, January 5, 1908. (search)
d his firmly established military fame. No one who saw the grand procession down Pennsylvania Avenue, or rode on the staff of General Fitz Lee, as I did, when Cleveland was first inaugurated, need be told that there was that indescribable magnetism in our Fitz, which captivated the crowding thousands who lined the sidewalks and stirred the multitudes there gathered from all parts of the country with wildest enthusiasm. President Cleveland jocularly called him to account for taking the largest share of the cake, which had been baked for himself. What a glorious thing it would be if the Jamestown Exposition Company could issue a clearing-house certifi we come now to the time, in the career of Fitz Lee, when the eyes of the world were focused upon him. He was appointed consul-general at Havana by President Cleveland. Yellow fever was prevailing there, and the prospect uninviting. Some of his friends and family were apprehensive, and to satisfy them he called a council of t