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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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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.



US Mil: Acady West Point 9. Oct. 1852.



I regret to have to report that Cadet Rodman P. Lewis, whose return to the Point I advised you of on the 7th Inst: has been absent from his quarters & all roll calls since yesterday morning. He was seen in citizens clothes yesterday morning & is supposed again to have left the Post. I endeavored in my interview with him on the 7th. to make him sensible of the impropriety of his first offense, & commended his return to his duty, as calculated to gratify his friends & weigh favorably with the Executive in the decision of his case. I wished to encourage him to resume his studies, which he seemed disposed to do, & I am therefore more at a loss to account for his subsequent conduct.

I am very respectfully

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. 292. Addressed “Genl. Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City, DC.”


Uploaded by Colin Woodward, 2015 December 30

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