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Lee Meriwether Part 1: Rich details about an author whose book was for the ‘cheap’

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He was an unreconstructed Rebel, best-selling author, St. Louis attorney and quite a character, but Lee Meriwether also was a member of the family. This is the first of two parts of the life and times of Lee Meriwether.

By Ron Van Stockum

At a critical juncture in his young life, Lee Meriwether, wrote a painful letter, dated Feb. 23, 1885, to his revered father. “Dear Father,” he wrote “From various reasons I have decided to give up going to New Orleans; another trip I have determined upon however and I fear it will be against your advice and wishes. I have made up my mind to take my long talked of trip to Europe this summer & defer my Law studies until next September.”


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