<br /> Lee Letter: w156

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Joseph G. Totten


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


R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library

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.”