<br /> Lee Letter: n1

Washington and Lee University
Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Military Acady West Point

11 Oct: 1852


I have the honor to inclose Copies of Certificates from the Surgeon of the post in the cases of Cadets H. T. Latham & R. E. Wood (accompanied by certificates from Drs. Wood & Norris & Prof. W. R. Smith of Bal. in the latter case) & in compliance with his advice respectfully recommend that leaves of absence be granted to Cadets Latham & Wood till the 1st of July next; and at that time, that Cadet Latham be permitted to join the then first Class, & Cadet Wood the the then Second Class

I am Very respectfully Yr. Obedt ServtSigned/ R E. Lee Bvt: Col:
Supt: Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 2, p. 294. Addressed “Gen: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”