<br /> Lee Letter: n1

Washington and Lee University
Robert E. Lee

R. Swan

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

26. Oct. 1852.


Your application for a sick leave for your son, Cadet S. Stanhope Swan, has been referred to the Surgeon of the post; who is of opinion, that it is not a case in which he can recommend a leave of absence; or one that could reasonably promise on his return, a better condition for the performance of his duties, than he now enjoys. I regret therefore that I am unable to comply with your request.
Your son is not now under treatment, but has returned to duty.

I am very respectfully. Yr. obedt Sevt(Signed) R. E. Lee Bvt Col:
Supt: Mily. Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 2, p. 296. Addressed “Mr. R. Swan Annapolis. Md.”