Buffalo Feby6/66

 

Sir!

I have in my possession two articles from your late residence at AArlington.@  One an old deed bearing date 1639, the other and old work on the AAnti-Christian Conspiracy.  They were sent me while the Army was stationed on the Potomac, and I dislike to hold any article that does not belong to me., I prize them as relics, but will return them if you desire.  Please answer and oblige           Yours etc

G. W. Francis

Care P. O. Lamar/33

 

To R E Lee

 

Notation on reverse in General Lee=s handwriting:

5 Feb >66

G. W. Francis

wishes to return

articles taken from

Arlington

 

Ansd 12 Feby & request-

ed to return them

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