US. Mil. Academy West Point NY. 4 Oct. 1852
I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 28th ulto: in reference to a Report of the Academic Board of the 13th Sept, explanatory of a former communication submitted by them on the same subject. In forwarding said Report, I did so as Pres. of the Board; I affixed my name signature in conjunction with the Secretary, to authenticate the paper adopted by the Board presenting the result of proceedings. Commenced prior to my becoming a member, & in which I considered I was not individually concerned.
It was not for the purpose of doing myself “justice” or of offering “my views” & entirely opposed to being officious or disrespectful.
I am very respy. your obedt Servt.
R E Lee Bvt: Col. Supt. Mil: Acady.
Source: Superintendent's Daily Correspondence United States Military Academy, Superintendent's Letter Book No. 2, p. 289. Addressed “Honble. C. M. Conrad Secy. of War Washington City D.C.”
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