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 Posted: Mon Sep 18th, 2006 04:25 pm
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David:

There were financial concerns and reasons for Lee's timing regarding his father-in-law's will. The delay was not because he "did not oppose it." [slavery] Lee was opposed to slavery on moral principle, but was in the same quandry as other Southerners. The financial and political realities hindered their moral concerns. Not a justification, just a reality. See previous post.

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