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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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Our Country: A Household History of the United States for All ..., Volume 3

Benson John Lossing - History in art - 1877 - 2040 pages
...Lee sent a note to General Grant, saying he did not propose to surrender. " To be frank," he said, " I do not think the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender of this army." He then proposed to meet Grant on the morning of the 9th to confer upon the subject of peace. The lieutenant-general...
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OUR COUNTRY. A HOUSEHOLD HISTORY FOR ALL READERS FROM THE DISCOVERY OF ...

BENSON J. LOSSING - 1878
...Lee sent a note to General Grant, saying he did not propose to surrender. " To be frank," he said, " I do not think the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender of this army." He then proposed to meet Grant on the morning of the 9th to confer upon the subject of peace. The lieutenant-general...
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Stories, Sketches and Speeches of General Grant at Home and Abroad: In Peace ...

James Baird McClure - 1879 - 208 pages
...prospects had improved, when he indicted the following epistle: 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 can not,...
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The "Ulster Guard" (20th N. Y. State Militia) and the War of the Rebellion ...

Theodore Burr Gates - New York (State) - 1879 - 619 pages
...of escape. His reply was couched in the following diplomatic language : " 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 bethe sole object of all, I desired to know whether your proposals would lead to that end. I cannot,...
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Papers of the Historical Society of Delaware, Issues 1-5

Historical Society of Delaware - Delaware - 1879
...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 I did not intend to propoie the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, but to ask the terms of your proposition. To...
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The Life and Travels of General Grant ...

J. T. Headley - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1879 - 599 pages
...exchanged." Lee in reply, denied that he proposed to surrender his army, but to ask his terms, saying: "to be frank, I do not think the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender? This may have been ''frank" enough, but it was not true, for at this time he had not more than ten...
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The Political History of the United States of America During the Period of ...

Edward McPherson - Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) - 1880 - 652 pages
...8, 1865. GENERAL: I received, at alatehour, your note of to-day, in answer to mine of yesterday. 1 did not intend to propose the surrender of the Army...Virginia, but to ask the terms of your proposition. Tobefrank, I donot think the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender of this army ; but as the...
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Military History of Ulysses S. Grant: From April, 1861, to April, 1865, Volume 3

Adam Badeau - United States - 1881
...unable to sleep from pain, he received the following communication from Lee. " April 8th : I received at a late hour your note of today. 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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Four Years in the Army of the Potomac: A Soldier's Recollections

Evan Rowland Jones - United States - 1881 - 246 pages
...further resistance would be unavailing. On the 8th, while replying to Grant's second note, he said : " To be frank, I do not think the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender of this army." Next day, however, the great Virginian found himself surrounded on Clover Hill, near Appomattox Court...
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History of the Twenty-first Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, in the War ...

Charles Folsom Walcott - Massachusetts - 1882 - 502 pages
...sent the following letter to his magnanimous antagonist: — 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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