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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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Confederate Military History: A Library of Confederate States ..., Volume 3

Clement A. Evans - 2004 - 716 pages
...after Lee, received the following note from the latter: LIEUT.-GEN. US GRANT: General : I received at a late hour your note of today. In mine of yesterday...terms of your proposition. To be frank, I do not think that the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender of this army, but as the restoration of peace...
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Lincoln in the Times: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, as Originally Reported in ...

Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College Harold Holzer - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 413 pages
...United States. 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 all, I desire to know whether your proposals...
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Sheridan's Lieutenants: Phil Sheridan, His Generals, and the Final Year of ...

David Coffey - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 175 pages
...resumed. Lee, defiant to the last, responded to Grant's invitation to meet and discuss terms of surrender: "I do not think the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender of this army," he postured. But to promote the "restoration of peace," Lee proposed to meet Grant between the lines...
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Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 544 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...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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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...TO GEN. GRANT. 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...this army, but as the restoration of peace should be the sole object of all, I desire to know whether your proposals would tend to that end. I can not,...
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Generals in Blue and Gray, Volume 1

Wilmer L. Jones - History - 2005 - 376 pages
...headache, Grant was laying down to rest when a dispatch arrived from Lee. Grant got up to read the message. "I did not intend to propose the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia," Lee wrote. "To be frank I do not think the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender...
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General Lee's Army: From Victory to Collapse

Joseph Glatthaar - History - 2008 - 624 pages
...terms at any location Lee suggested. On the evening of the eighth, Lee refused to surrender, stating, "To be frank, I do not think the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender of this army." He still had some sliver of hope of slipping through the Union dragnet. Lee did offer to negotiate...
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