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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 8 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 29, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Washington's opinion of "These People" of Massachusetts, &c. We are indebted to Capt. Arthur Lee Rogers, who commanded the Loudoun Artillery in the battle of Manassas, for the following unpublished letter from General Washington to Richard Henry Lee. This letter has been preserved in the Lee. family, who, though applied to by Banoroft, Irving and others for a copy for publication, have hitherto refused it, on the ground that it would be improper to give to the world a private letter from the Father of his Country reflecting upon any portion of it while the old Union endured. But now that "these people" have trampled the Constitution under foot, destroyed the Government of our fathers, and invaded and desolated Washington's own county in Virginia, there can be no impropriety in showing his private opinion of the Massachusetts Yankees. What would Mr. Everett say of this severe but just judgment on his own people of the man he has been eulogizing with his best rhetoric