U.S. Military Academy West Point. N.Y. Sept: 16. 1852.
I have the honor to report for your information that Cadet R H Lee, whose absence without leave was reported to you on the 8th inst: returned to the Post on the 14th Inst in company with his father. I have thought it necessary to place him in arrest with a view to his trial by the Genl: Court Martial now in session.
I am very respy.
Your obedt. Servt.
R. E. Lee Br. Col. Supt. Mily. Acady.
Source: Superintendent's Daily Correspondence United States Military Academy, Superintendent's Letter Book No. 2, p. 286. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City.”
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