From the Richmond Whig, 4/11/1865

SERIOUS ILLNESS OF MRS. GEN. LEE. - We are grieved to learn of the very serious indisposition of Mrs. Gen. Robert E. Lee, at her residence in this city. The great disaster which has overtaken the Confederate arms has unnerved the great wife of the great General quite, and we do not wonder that her finely strung nerves should give way in the struggle. Since the occupation of Richmond, the Federal authorities have acted with the most scrupulous regard for the feelings of Mrs. Gen. Lee. At first, a colored guard was placed in front of the house on Franklin street, but upon it being represented that the exhibition was, perhaps, an insult to the lady of that mansion, the colored guard was withdrawn and a white guard substituted. We learned last evening that the condition of Mrs. Lee was somewhat easier, but the shock to her constitution has been very severe, and there is not much hope of her recovery.


From the Richmond Whig, 4/12/1865

THE REPORT CONCERNING the health of Mrs. General Lee; extensively circulated yesterday, is, we learn, entirely unfounded. Mrs. Lee is in as good health as she has been for twelve months past, and the stories of her serious indisposition had their origin in the brain of idle gossips. We derive the information from a source entirely reliable.