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Attorney James W. Green to Robert E. Lee with Court of Conciliation Summon, 1865-10-30

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 14

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection contains primary and secondary resources pertaining to Robert E. Lee and the Lee family. Included are correspondences from, to, and about Lee and various family members; memorabilia, pamphlets, photographs, reminiscences, miscellaneous personal papers, family history and genealogy. The collection includes materials acquired from the Lee family and items donated to and purchased and compiled by W&L University since Lee's tenure as president of Washington College from 1865 - 1870. Adminstrative papers, such as President's Reports, etc..., from Robert E. Lee's presidency of the school may be found within the W&L University Archives. Please contact W&L Special Collections for information regarding the University Archives.


  • Creation: 1865-10-30


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Green wrote to Lee to inform him on the details of a summons to the Court of Conciliation in Richmond. Mr. Green wrote that in August of 1862, while General Pope’s Army was retreating, Lee had stayed several nights at a home in between Brandy Station and Culpeper Courthouse. The home had been owned by a Mr. Wise, who supposedly sold it to Mr. Smith. It was in contention that Mr. Smith ever owned the home since Mr. Wise had since passed away. According to Smith, he owned the home and met Lee when Lee stayed there in the summer of 1862 and therefore Smith took out a subpoena for Lee. The official court summons is with the document.

Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Lexington VA 24450 USA