US Military Academy West Point. N.Y. 8 Sept: 1852
On the night of the 5th inst:, about 10. P.M. Cadet R. H. Lee left his quarters in Barrack without permission, & has not since returned. I have advised his father of the circumstances, & given him all the information I possess on the subject, a copy of my letter to him is herewith transmitted.
Very respectfully Your obed Servt
R. E. Lee. Br. Col: Supt: Mil: Academy.
Source: Superintendent's Daily Correspondence United States Military Academy, Superintendent's Letter Book No. 2, p. 285. Addrressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”
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