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Unveiling of Valentine's Recumbent figure of Lee at Lexington, Va., June 28th, 1883.

Remarks of General Early—oration of Major John W. Daniel, Ll.D., of Va.—description of the ceremonies, &c.


The occasion of the unveiling of Valentine's superb figure of Lee, was one of extraordinary interest, and deserves a place in our records.

General J. A. Early, First Vice-President of the Lee Memorial Association, presided on the occasion, called the vast assemblage to order, and called on the Rev. R. J. McBryde, of Lexington, who made an appropriate and fervent prayer.

General Early then made the following


Introductory remarks.

Friends, Comrades and Fellow-Citizens, Ladies and Gentlemen:
The sickness of General Joseph E. Johnston, the distinguished President of the Lee Memorial Association, which prevents his attendance here, has devolved on me, as First Vice-President,


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