Photostat of a note signed by General Lee

 

Richmond

Sep 3rd 1863

 

Respectfully returned

to His Execy President

 

Davis.  Gov. Milton

            has been informed

that the Florida Bri-

gade cannot be spared

from the Army, unless

an equal force can

be sent to take its

place

R E Lee

Genl

 

The above note was in response to the following:

 

Referred to Genl. Lee

for consideration

in consideration with

such verbal explan

ations as the Hon.

Mr. Hilton will

be pleased to make.

 

Jeffer Davis

Aug. 23. 1863