n Gibbons, Blue Man-tel, London, 1682. It is also said that he offered the exiled monarch an asylum in the New World.
It is certain that on the death of Cromwell he aided Governor Berkeley in proclaiming Charles II in Virginia King of England, Scotland, France, Ireland, and Virginia two years before his restoration in England.
In consequence, the motto to the Virginia Coat of Arms was En dat Virginia quintam until after the union of England and Scotland, when it was En dat Virginia quartam.
Scotland, when it was En dat Virginia quartam.
The inscription on the tombstone of the second Richard Lee, at Burnt House Fields, Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, describes him as belonging to an ancient and noble family of Morton Regis in Shropshire.
It is clearly established that the three earliest representatives of the family in America, Colonel Richard Lee and his two eldest sons, claimed this Shropshire County descent.
It is our purpose to trace the Lees in America, not in England.
The first emigrant, Colonel Richard Lee, is
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ded in his grand old mansion on the banks of the James River, some twenty miles below Richmond, then, as now, the seat of an open, profuse, and refined hospitality, and still in the possession of the Carters.
Mrs. Henry Lee's mother was Anne Moore, and her grandmother a daughter of Alexander Spottswood, the soldier who fought with Marlborough at Blenheim, and was afterward sent to Virginia as governor in 1710, and whose descent can be traced in a direct line from King Robert the Bruce, of Scotland.
Robert Edward Lee could look back on long lines of paternal and maternal ancestors, but it is doubtful whether he ever exercised the privilege; in a letter to his wife, written in front of Petersburg, February, 1865, he says: I have received your note.
I am very much obliged to Mr.--for the trouble he has taken in relation to the Lee genealogy.
I have no desire to have it published, and do not think it would afford sufficient interest beyond the immediate family to compensate for the
did not feel it to be a subject for private as well as public mourning ; and so the South felt toward Lee. It is stated that it was impossible to gauge the full measure of Moltke's potentialities as a strategist and organizer, but perhaps Lee with the same opportunities would have been equally as skillful and far-seeing.
The success of the former and failure of the latter does not prevent comparison.
Kossuth failed in Hungary, but the close of his long life has been strewn with flowers.
Scotland may never become an independent country, but Scotchmen everywhere cherish with pride the fame of Wallace and Bruce.
If given an opportunity, said General Scott, who commanded the army of the United States in 1861, Lee will prove himself the greatest captain of history.
He had the swift intuition to discern the purpose of his opponent, and the power of rapid combination to oppose to it prompt resistance.
The very essence of modern war was comprised in the four years campaign, demanding a