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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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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 110

American literature - 1912
...so, — he lay down on the sofa again. Here is the letter. 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 object of all, I desire to know whether your proposals would lead to that end. I cannot therefore...
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Ulysses S. Grant

Franklin Spencer Edmonds - 1915 - 376 pages
...received. April 8, 1865. US GRANT, Lieutenant- General. GENEBAL EB 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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Life and Military Services of Brevet-Major General Robert S. Foster

Charles W. Smith - Generals - 1915 - 2 pages
...Lee's army ; but during the day of the 8th, Lee had answered General Grant's note, saying in part : "To be frank, I do not think the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender of this army." But at the close of that day he found General Sheridan's cavalry was across the line of his retreat. He...
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Tell it in Gath

Joseph A. Osgoode - Puritans - 1918 - 215 pages
...commanded, and of the cause which it had perished to maintain. "To be frank," ran his significant words, "I do not think the emergency has arisen to call for...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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The Life of General Ely S. Parker: Last Grand Sachem of the Iroquois and ...

Arthur Caswell Parker - Generals - 1919 - 346 pages
...Grant explaining his stand. "In mine of yesterday," he wrote, "I did not intend to propose to surrender the Army of Northern Virginia but to ask the terms...has arisen to call for the surrender of this army. ... I can not therefore meet you with a view to surrender the Army of Northern Virginia. . . . " The...
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A History of Prince Edward County, Virginia, from Its Formation in 1753, to ...

Charles Edward Burrell - Prince Edward County (Va.) - 1922 - 408 pages
...General Lee replied: April 8, 1865. General : I received at a late hour your note of to-day. In mine yesterday I did not intend to propose the surrender...this army, but as the restoration of peace should be the sole object of all, I desire to know whether your proposal would lead to that end. I cannot...
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Andrew Atkinson Humphreys: A Biography

Henry Hollingsworth Humphreys - United States - 1924 - 335 pages
...8, 1865. Lieutenant General 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 would lead to that end. I cannot,...
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The Century: 1889, Volume 39

1890
...reserving, while negotiations were going on, the chance of breaking away. In my note of yesterday [he said] I did not intend to propose the surrender of the Army...this army; but as the restoration of peace should be I he sole object of all, I desire to know whether your proposals would lead to that end. 1 cannot...
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The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union ...

United States. War Department, Fred Crayton Ainsworth - Confederate States of America - 1972
...following communication from General Lee : APRIL 8, 1865. Lieut. Gen. US GRANT : 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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Grant: A Biography

William S. McFeely - Biography & Autobiography - 1982 - 592 pages
...awake. He sat up and read Lee's note by candlelight. "To be frank," wrote the Confederate general, "I do not think the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender of the army; but as the restoration of peace should be the sole object of all, I desired to know whether...
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