Leavenworth, Abner Johnson, Rev., 1803-1869
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Abner Johnson Leavenworth to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-27
Item — Box 7A, Folder: 50
Scope and Contents
This letter to Robert E. Lee is from Reverend Abner Johnson Leavenworth, writing as secretary of the Teachers' Association of Virginia. He asks Lee to address the organization's anniversary meeting in July 1866 about acceptance and education of Virginia's formerly enslaved people. Lee noted on the reverse of the Letter that he declined the invitation to speak.