<br /> Lee Letter: n1


Washington and Lee University
Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

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

Sept: 16. 1852.

Sir.

I have the honor to report for your information that Cadet R H Lee, whose absence without leave was reported to you on the 8th inst: returned to the Post on the 14th Inst in company with his father. I have thought it necessary to place him in arrest with a view to his trial by the Genl: Court Martial now in session.

I am very respy. Your obedt. Servt.(Signed) R. E. Lee Br. Col.
Supt. Mily. Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 2, p. 286. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City.”