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Several places of business along the route were beautifully draped, and had suspended portraits of Lee and Jackson. No accident occurred on the way, and the procession arrived in due time at the depot.

Here the liberal kindness of Colonel Buford, Colonel Talcott, Colonel H. T. Douglass, and other officials of the Danville road, had made every provision for the safety and speedy loading and transportation of the figure. The wagon was rolled up on a flat, which takes it through to Lynchburg, where it will be transferred to a canal-boat, which will take it through to Lexington.

It is accompanied by a committee of ten students of the societies of Richmond College, whose generous offer to carry it through to Lexington was gratefully accepted by the Lee Memorial Association, and Mr. Thomas Barry, an experienced and skillful mover of heavy weights.

At six o'clock the engine, beautifully draped, was attached to the train, and sped on its way with its precious freight, followed by the best wishes of our people, who honor every effort to honor the memory of Lee, and are especially interested in this splendid triumph of our young sculptor, of whom Virginia has cause to be so proud.

All along the route the committee met with a most cordial reception, and the highest respect was shown by people eager to do anything in their power to pay respect to the name of Lee. The reception of the figure in Lexington was thus described by a correspondent of the Richmond Dispatch:

Lexington, Va., April 19, 1875.
Valentine's statue of Lee reached the landing on North river in safety at 11 A. M. Saturday, 17th, under an escort of ten students from Richmond College, and was met by the Lee Memorial Association, the officers, faculty, and students of Washington and Lee University; the officers, faculty, and cadets of the Virginia Military Institute; and the citizens of Lexington and vicinity, among whom were many little girls and ladies laden with floral tributes, all eager to show respect to the memory of the immortal Lee.

Among the men of distinction present were Governor Letcher, General Early, General Pendleton, General Smith, and others.

The young gentlemen of Richmond College, composing the guard of honor, performed their responsible task handsomely and successfully,


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