Head Quarters Military Academy. West Point. N.Y. Sept: 8. 1852.
I have the honor herewith to transmit, a letter of Bvt: Capt: E. K. Smith 1st Lieutenant 7th Infantry, asking that he may be ordered to join his Regiment—should his request be granted, it is desirable that he should be relieved as soon as practicable, and the following names are presented for this detail
2d. Lieutenant A. Baird 1st Arty.
Bvt: 2d Lieut: A. J. Perry 2nd Arty.
They are preferred in the order named—
I am Sir. Very respectfully Your obedt. Servt.
R. E.Lee Bvt: Col: US Engs Supt: Mily Acady
Source: Superintendent's Daily Correspondence United States Military Academy, Superintendent's Letter Book No. 2, p. 285. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington DC.”
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