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" General: I received at a late hour your note of to-day. In mine of yesterday I did not intend to propose the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, but to ask the terms of your proposition. To be frank, I do not think the emergency has arisen to... "
The Abridgment ... Containing the Annual Message of the President of the ... - Page 556
by United States. President - 1866
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Last Train South: The Flight of the Confederate Government from Richmond

James C. Clark - History - 1997 - 192 pages
...Grant offered to meet with Lee to receive the surrender. Late in the afternoon, Lee replied to Grant, I did not intend to propose the surrender of the Army...this army; but as the restoration of peace should be the sole object of all, I desired to know whether your proposals would lead to that end. I cannot,...
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Fighting for the Confederacy: The Personal Recollections of General Edward ...

Edward Porter Alexander - History - 1998 - 692 pages
...follows: US Grant, Lieutenant General^ April 8th General, I received at a late hour your note of today. I did not intend to propose the surrender of the Army...this army; but, as the restoration of peace should be the sole object of all, I desire to know whether your proposals would lead to that end. I cannot...
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Memoirs and Selected Letters: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Selected ...

Ulysses Simpson Grant, Library of America, Abraham Baldwin Professor of the Humanities William S McFeely, PH D - Biography & Autobiography - 1990 - 1199 pages
...received the following communication from General Lee: "'April 8, 1865. "GENERAL: — I received, at a late hour, your note of to-day. In mine of yesterday...frank, I do not think the emergency has arisen to call tor the surrender of this army; but as the restoration of peace should be the sole object of all, I...
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General Lee, His Campaigns in Virginia, 1861-1865: With Personal Reminiscences

Walter Herron Taylor - History - 1994 - 314 pages
...Lieutenant-general. To which General Lee replied at once as follows : April 8, 18G5. GENERAL: I received at a late hour your note of to-day. In mine of yesterday I did not intend to propose the surrender of the Arrny of Northern Virginia, but to ask the terms of your proposition. To be frank, I do not think the...
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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

Ulysses Simpson Grant - History - 1995 - 514 pages
...received the following communication from General Lee; "April 8, 1865. "GENERAL; — I received, at a late hour, your note of to-day. In mine of yesterday...intend to propose the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, hut to ask the terms of your proposition. To be frank. I do not think the emergency has arisen...
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Three Years with Grant

Sylvanus Cadwallader - History - 1996 - 362 pages
...of it. It ran as follows : April 8th 1865. General:— I received at a late hour your note of today. I did not intend to propose the surrender of the Army...the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender. But as the restoration of peace should be the sole object of all, I desire to know whether your proposals...
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Lee's Aide-de-Camp

Charles Marshall - History - 2000 - 287 pages
...1865 To Lieutenant-General US Grant, Commanding Armies of the United States GENERAL, — I received at a late hour your note of to-day. In mine of yesterday...this army; but as the restoration of peace should be the sole object of all, I desire to know whether your proposals will lead to that end. I cannot,...
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Lee's Miserables: Life in the Army of Northern Virginia from the Wilderness ...

J. Tracy Power - History - 2002 - 488 pages
...exchanged." Lee, who was still unwilling to concede that a formal surrender to Grant was necessary, replied, "To be frank, I do not think the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender of this army" but proposed a meeting with Grant between the lines the next morning so that the two might discuss the...
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The Virginia Campaign of 64 And 65: The Army and Navy in The Civil War

Andrew A. Humphreys - History - 2004 - 488 pages
...received. April 8, 1865. US GRANT. Lieu ten an t- General. GENERAL RE LEE. No. 4. GENERAL—I received at a late hour your note of to-day. In mine of yesterday...this army, but as the restoration of peace should be the sole object of all. I desire to know whether your proposals would lead to that end. I cannot,...
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The Most Fearful Ordeal: Original Coverage of the Civil War by Writers and ...

James M. McPherson - History - 2004 - 420 pages
...UNITED STATES. 312 APRIL 8, 1865. GENERAL: I received, at a late hour, your note of to-day, in answer to mine of yesterday. I did not intend to propose the...the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender. But as the restoration of peace should be the sole object of it all. I desire to know whether your...
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