Letter to Col. L. Thomas, June 16, 1859 (correspondence)
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1904
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Lee expresses his gratitude for an extension of his leave, during which he is dealing with the settlement of Mr. Custis's will which includes the emancipation of Custis's slaves. Lee also regrets that he must decline an offer to join the staff of the General in Chief.