… slaves and as the will directed, freed them after the declared time (I believe it was five years). The claim that “he liked to torture his property” is absurd, but typical.Robert E. Lee never bought a slave.22Rick FischerCaitlin JohnstoneNov 2, 2017·1 min readYou’re making a lot of deliberately vague assertions in the comments section of this article. What would you call having a slave whipped and his wounds washed in brine if not torture? Are you denying that this happened? Be clear and specific.