• The Lees of Virginia
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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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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 curator, Colin Woodward, about how you can contribute to this historic project.





I have the honour to report, that in obedience to the Instructions of the Secy of War, communicated in your letter of the 27th of May, I have this day relieved Captain Brewerton of the Superintendency of the Military Academy, & the Command of the Post of West Point

I am very respy your obt servt
R E Lee Bt Col
Supt. Mil: Academy
A docket on the letter's reverse reads: "Mil Acady 231 West Point Sept 1, 1852 Bt Col R E Lee In obedience to instructions of 17 May 1852 relieved Capt Brewerton of the Superintendence of the Mil Acady on the 1st Sep 1852."


Source: R. E. Lee Collection, Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University


Uploaded by Colin Woodward, 2015 December 22

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