Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Monday, September 7, 2015

General Lee Advises Maury Against Remaining in Mexico-- Part 1

SEPTEMBER 6TH, 1865:  General Lee advised Matthew Maury against remaining in Mexico.  He wrote:  "We have certainly not found our form of government all that was anticipated by its original founders; but this may be partly our fault in expecting too much, and partly due to the absence of virtue in the people.

"As long as virtue was dominant, the Republic, so long was the happiness of the people secure.  I cannot, however, despair yet; I look forward to better days, and trust that time and experience-- the great teachers of men under the guidance of our ever-merciful God-- may save us from destruction, and restore to us the bright hopes and prospects of the past."

--Old B-Runner

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