<br /> Lee Letter: n1


Washington and Lee University
Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Military Academy West Point, N.Y.

Sept. 1st 1852

Sir.

I have the honor to report, that in obedience to the instructions of the Secty of War, communicated in your letter of the 27th of May; I have this day relieved Captain Brewerton, of the Superintendence of the Military Academy, & the Command of the Post of West Point.

I am very resply. Your obedt. Servt:(Signed) R. E. Lee Br. Col.
Supt. Mil. Academy

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 2, p. 283. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington DC.”