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Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Military Academy West Point NY.

Oct. 26. 1852

Sir.

The father of Cadet Montague has transmitted the sum of Fifteen dollars for the purpose of reducing his son’s indebtedness at the Academy, with the request that it be placed to his credit.
Cadet Thomas asks that he be permitted to receive a dressing gown & some articles of underclothing which have been sent by his father, & Cadet Jacocks requests permission to receive under clothing from his home. All of which is recommended for favorable consideration.

I am Very respectfully. Yr. obed Servt(Signed) R. E. Lee Br. Col
Supt. Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 2, p. 296. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington DC.”