ed and well-fed negroes ever existed than those at Arlington.
He would not have fought to preserve slavery; he he was wrestling with this disturbing question at Arlington his old commander, Scott, just across the river, whis Rubicon was crossed, for the resignation
Arlington, Washington City P. O., April 20, 1861. Honorable n of his feelings upon so momentous a subject:
Arlington, Va., April 20, 1861.
General: Since my interviewat time a commander in the United States Navy:
Arlington, Va., April 20, 1861. my dear brother Smith:
It was necessary now to bid farewell to old Arlington, where so many happy memories of the past had cluster from General Lee to his wife, who was still at Arlington, April 30, 1861, tells her that he is glad to hearyou had better prepare all things for removal from Arlington — that is, plate, pictures, etc., and be prepared ay adopt I can not conjecture.
And Mrs. Lee, from Arlington, May 5, 1861 , sent the following note to General