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If our readers will turn to Vol. 3, Southern Historical so-Ciety papers, pp. 219-221, and read the paper of that gallant soldier, and high-toned gentleman, General R. L. T. Beale, then Colonel of the Ninth Virginia cavalry, he will find that he states that Lieutenant Pollard brought the papers to him together with a memorandum-book, found also in Colonel Dahlgren's pocket, in which nearly all of the papers had been copied; that after reading them he forwarded the papers to Richmond and retained the memorandum-book; that the publication in Richmond corresponded precisely to both the papers and the memorandum book, and that after the authenticity of the papers was disputed he forwarded the memorandum-book to Richmond as corroborative proof.

And now we will introduce as our next witness General Fitzhugh Lee (at present, the distinguished Governor-elect of Virginia), who is as well known for his fairness during the war to ‘our friends, the enemy,’ and for his chivalrous and kindly feeling since towards those who fought on the other side, as for his gallant and skilful services for the land and cause he loved so well.

We give in full a letter written by General Lee to the Historical Magazine, New York, and published in that Magazine in 1870:

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