Head Quarters Military Academy. West Point. N.Y.

Sept: 8. 1852.

General—

I have the honor herewith to transmit, a letter of Bvt: Capt: E. K. Smith 1st Lieutenant 7th Infantry, asking that he may be ordered to join his Regiment—should his request be granted, it is desirable that he should be relieved as soon as practicable, and the following names are presented for this detail

2d. Lieutenant A. Baird 1st Arty.

Bvt: 2d Lieut: A. J. Perry 2nd Arty.

They are preferred in the order named—

I am Sir. Very respectfully Your obedt. Servt.(Signed) R. E.Lee
Bvt: Col: US Engs
Supt: Mily Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 2, p. 285. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington DC.”