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Old November 15th, 2012, 05:00 AM   #311

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Good Lord!! I don't think I've ever seen such a bunch of crap in my life!! This garbage would make Thomas DiLorenzo blush.
And I note that she didn't provide a source.

Hmmmmmm......
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Old November 15th, 2012, 05:01 AM   #312

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I did a google search of Robert E. Lee +hunting list.

There are a number of hits; however, most of the information about a hunting list comes from "comments" made by posters not from the website itself. And none of the reviews of Pryor's book, I read mentioned any such list.

The other aspect of the issue, would be the amount of resources it would take to create and maintain such a list with I believe was mentioned street addresses, cities, etc. Doesn't sound feasible to me unless he spent a lot of money on detectives. Newspaper ads (as Rongo mentioned) sounds more like something someone would do.
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All I remember her saying is that he put out ads for their return. He didn't have enough escaped slaves to keep a "hunting list". I can only recall her mentioning two instances of slave escapes, each involving a couple slaves. It's been a while since I've read the book though, so I could be mistaken on the exact specifics of that. But there was absolutely no mention in her book at all, in any way, shape or form, of him paying "almost obsessive attention to the young slave girls he wanted to capture."
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I did a google search of Robert E. Lee +hunting list.

There are a number of hits; however, most of the information about a hunting list comes from "comments" made by posters not from the website itself. And none of the reviews of Pryor's book, I read mentioned any such list.
Yup same here.
Click to View Search Results for Google search: Robert E. Lee+hunting list Google search: Robert E. Lee+hunting list

Of course, this is a search by internet engine. I haven't come across anything like this in any other sources, not even hearsay until Yankee brought it up. I guess the place to go would either be the Library of Congress website or independent websites dedicated to primary source Civil War documents.
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I did a google search of Robert E. Lee +hunting list.

There are a number of hits; however, most of the information about a hunting list comes from "comments" made by posters not from the website itself. And none of the reviews of Pryor's book, I read mentioned any such list.

The other aspect of the issue, would be the amount of resources it would take to create and maintain such a list with I believe was mentioned street addresses, cities, etc. Doesn't sound feasible to me unless he spent a lot of money on detectives. Newspaper ads (as Rongo mentioned) sounds more like something someone would do.
I did the same thing and that is where I came upon the site I posted earlier where "Yankee" was trolling in it too. Like I said its all garbage.

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Lee sold every infant born to the slaves his wife inherited
Infants can't work and then you'd have to take someone off the job to take care of the infant. Who would buy an infant slave?
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Old November 15th, 2012, 05:22 AM   #316

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I noticed a certain commenter on these two sites pushing the same thing... Hmmm

Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial, Arlington, Virginia America In Context

R E Lee on PBS A Student of History

And this must be the website Yankee might be referencing: LEE'S LIGHT SKINNED SLAVE GIRLS
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Old November 15th, 2012, 05:27 AM   #317

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Yup same here. Google search: Robert E. Lee+hunting list

Of course, this is a search by internet engine. I haven't come across anything like this in any other sources, not even hearsay until Yankee brought it up. I guess the place to go would either be the Library of Congress website or independent websites dedicated to primary source Civil War documents.
Personally, I would advise you not to waste your time. You can never prove a negative. In circumstances like this it's up to the person making the allegation to provide the source. It would appear that this blogger isn't doing that. We're all just supposed to accept his or her word. Ha!
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Personally, I would advise you not to waste your time. You can never prove a negative. In circumstances like this it's up to the person making the allegation to provide the source. It would appear that this blogger isn't doing that. We're all just supposed to accept his or her word. Ha!
Oops, i think i just did. D'oh!

If these are the sources, I'll take a wild hunch and say nah, absolutely not good enough. Access to his papers and private thoughts are what counts and not what is written on a blog, and i noticed, no links to back up the claims, other than Mrs. Pryor's book. I can only assume this gentleman is an angry blogger?
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And this must be the website Yankee might be referencing: LEE'S LIGHT SKINNED SLAVE GIRLS
Total garbage. Pryor went out of her way to try and uncover "dirt" at Arlington. That's what she set out to do. And as I've noted in other threads, she sometimes went to disingenuous lengths to make her case. So this bozo saying that she "adores Lee" and is doing her best to sweep things under the rug is absurd. But don't worry, he's there to read between the lines and uncover the real truth for us! Enquiring minds want to know!
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Total garbage. Pryor went out of her way to try and uncover "dirt" at Arlington. That's what she set out to do. And as I've noted in other threads, she sometimes went to disingenuous lengths to make her case. So this bozo saying that she "adores Lee" and is doing her best to sweep things under the rug is absurd. But don't worry, he's there to read between the lines and uncover the real truth for us! Enquiring minds want to know!
So.......The National Enquirer doesn't qualify as serious history?

I'm so disappointed!
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