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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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Message from the President of the United States to the two houses of ...

1866
...midnight received the following communication from General Lee : "Aran, 8, 1865. "GENERAL : I received at a late hour your note of to-day. In mine of yesterday I did not intend to propose tbe surrender of the army of northern Virginia, but to iisk the tenu!- •: your proposition. To bo...
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Four Years of Fighting: A Volume of Personal Observation with the Army and ...

Charles Carleton Coffin - African Americans - 1866 - 558 pages
...officers shall be disqualified for taking up arms against the United States until properly exchanged." " I do not think the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender of this army," Lee answered; but at the same time asked for an interview at ten o'clock next morning. Sheridan had...
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Life and Campaigns of General Robert E. Lee

James D. McCabe - Generals - 1866 - 717 pages
...GENERAL EE LEE." To this General Lee responded as follows : " APRIL 8, 1865. " GKNKKAL : " 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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Lee and His Lieutenants: Comprising the Early Life, Public Services, and ...

Edward Alfred Pollard - Confederate States of America - 1867 - 851 pages
...United States*. IV. Aprils. 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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The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates ...

Edward Alfred Pollard - Confederate States of America - 1867 - 752 pages
...United Slates. April 8, 1S6S. 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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LEE AND HIS LIEUTENANTS CONTAING THE EARLY LIFE, PUBLIC SERVICE, AND ...

EDWARD A. POLLARD - 1867
...States... 11 IV. April 8. 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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Lee and His Generals

William Parker Snow - Confederate States of America - 1867 - 500 pages
...TO GENERAL GRANT. April & 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...frank, I do not think the emergency has arisen to calt for the surrender. But, as the restoration of peace should be the sole object of all, I desire...
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The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the ..., Volume 2

Horace Greeley - Slavery - 1867
...before, the following response to Grant's later overture : "APRIL 8, 1866. " GBNERAI, — I received at a late hour your note of to-day. In mine of yesterday,...to ask the terms of your proposition. To be frank, / do not think the emergency ha* arisen to call for the surrender of this army ; but, as the restoration...
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A Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant: And Sketch of Schuyler Colfax

Albert Deane Richardson - 1868 - 560 pages
...frank" seemed to move him to a disingenuousness foreign to his nature : — "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 can not,...
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Life and Services of Gen. U. S. Grant

Henry Coppée - Presidents - 1868 - 465 pages
...APRIL 8, 1865. GENERAL — I. received, at a late hour, your note of to-day. In mine of yesteroay, 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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