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" I am equally anxious for peace with yourself, and the whole North entertains the same feeling. The terms upon which peace can be had are well understood. By the South laying down their arms they will hasten that most desirable event, save thousands of... "
Abraham Lincoln: A History - Page 192
by John George Nicolay, John Hay - 1890
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The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln

Anna Maria Rose Wright - Determination (Personality trait) - 1925 - 422 pages
...desirable event, save thousands of lives, and hundreds of millions of property not yet destroyed. Sincerely hoping that all our difficulties may be settled without...the loss of another life, I subscribe myself, etc., "US GRANT, "Lieut.-General." Checkmated at every move, Lee realized that there was nothing to do but...
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Robert E. Lee, Man and Soldier

Thomas Nelson Page - 1911 - 734 pages
...letter to General Lee. It is a noble letter: April 9, 1865. General: Your note of yesterday is received. I have no authority to treat on the subject of peace....that all our difficulties may be settled without the losa of another life, I subscribe myself, etc., US GRANT, Lieittenant-General. GENERAL RE LEE. 1 "Ord...
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American History Told by Contemporaries ...

Albert Bushnell Hart, John Gould Curtis - United States - 1901
...event, save thousands of human lives, and hundreds of millions of property not yet destroyed. Sincerely hoping that all our difficulties may be settled without...the loss of another life, I subscribe myself, etc. . . Lee . . . sent . . . this message ... to me. [April 9.] ... I received your note of this morning...
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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
...for peace with yourself, and the whole North entertains the same feeling. The terms upon which neace can be had are well understood. By the South laying...without the loss of another life, I subscribe myself, &c., US GRANT, lAeutenant-Oeneral. On the morning of the 9th, General Ord's command and the Fifth Corps...
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Fighting for the Confederacy: The Personal Recollections of General Edward ...

Edward Porter Alexander - History - 1998 - 692 pages
...terms upon which peace can be had are well understood. By the South laying down their arms, they would hasten that most desirable event, save thousands of...the loss of another life, I subscribe myself, etc. , US Grant, Lieutenant-General. General RE Lee. Figure 71. Village of Appomattox Court House — McLean...
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Memoirs and Selected Letters: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Selected ...

Ulysses Simpson Grant, Library of America, Abraham Baldwin Professor of the Humanities William S McFeely, PH D - Biography & Autobiography - 1990 - 1199 pages
...yesterday is received. I have no authority to treat on the subject of peace; the meeting proposed for ten AM to-day could lead to no good. I will state, however,...the loss of another life. I subscribe myself, etc. "US GRANT, Lieutenant-General. "GENERAL RE LEE." On the morning of the 9th, General Ord's command and...
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American Lives: An Anthology of Autobiographical Writing

Robert F. Sayre - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 732 pages
...event, save thousands of human lives, and hundreds of millions of property not yet destroyed. Sincerely hoping that all our difficulties may be settled without...the loss of another life, I subscribe myself, etc., US GRANT, Lieutenant-Gencral. I proceeded at an early hour in the morning, still suffering with the...
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Lee's Aide-de-Camp

Charles Marshall - History - 2000 - 287 pages
...event, save thousands of human lives and hundreds of millions of property not yet destroyed. Sincerely hoping that all our difficulties may be settled without the loss of another life, I subscribe myself, Very respectfully, your obedient servant, US GRANT, Lieutenant-General Colonel Whittier gave me this...
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Grant

Jean Edward Smith - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 784 pages
...laying down their arms now, he said, the South could have peace. There were no further conditions. "Seriously hoping that all our difficulties may be...the loss of another life, I subscribe myself, etc. US Grant, Lieutenant General." ns As best he could, Grant was keeping the door ajar, allowing Lee time...
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Lee's Miserables: Life in the Army of Northern Virginia from the Wilderness ...

J. Tracy Power - History - 2002 - 488 pages
...South would simply stop fighting, it could "hasten that most desirable event" and expressed his hope that "all our difficulties may be settled without the loss of another life." Hours passed while the two generals exchanged notes. Lee's first response asked for "an interview in...
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