<br /> Lee Letter: n1

Washington and Lee University
Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mil Academy West Point.

15 Oct. 1852


I forward today the resignation of Cadet R. H. Lee. His father having come on for the purpose of taking him home, & thinking it very desirable, in his situation, that he should accompany him. I have in anticipation of its acceptance, granted him leave of absence for the purpose.

I enclose a report from Capt B. R. Alden, in his case, which I hope will remove any doubt from your mind of the propriety of this course.

I am very respectfully, your obedt Servt(Signed) R. E. Lee, Bvt: Col:
Supt: Mil: Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 2, p. 295. Addressed “Genl. Jos G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”