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The Lee Family Digital Archive is the largest online source for primary source materials concerning the Lee family of Virginia. It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online. We are always looking for new letters, diaries, and books to add to our website. Do you have a rare item that you would like to donate or share with us? If so, please contact our editor, Colin Woodward, at  (804) 493-1940, about how you can contribute to this historic project.


 

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US. Mil. Academy West Point NY. 4 Oct. 1852

 

Sir

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.”

 

Uploaded by Colin Woodward, 2015 December 23

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