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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
e of hearing the great expunger again thunder from his place in the Senate against banks, bribery, and corruption.
While on the river I can not help being on the lookout for that stream of gold that was to ascend the Mississippi, tied up in silk-net purses!
It would be a pretty sight, but the tide has not yet made up here.
Let me know whether you can enlighten me on the point in question.
And believe me,
Yours very truly, R. E. Lee. C. F. Lee, Esq., Alexandria, Virginia.
And to Mrs. Lee he writes:
St. Louis, September 4, 1840.
A few evenings since, feeling lonesome, as the saying is, and out of sorts, I got on a horse and took a ride.
On returning through the lower part of the town, I saw a number of little girls all dressed up in their white frocks and pantalets, their hair plaited and tied up with ribbons, running and chasing each other in all directions.
I counted twenty-three nearly the same size.
As I drew up my horse to admire the spectacle a man appeared at