Photostat of a note signed by General Lee



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


R E Lee



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