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Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mily Academy West Point NY.

8 Nov. 1852.

Sir.

In forwarding the application of Lt. J. M. Jones, of the 7th Infty to be relieved from duty as Apt: Instr. of Tactics at the Mily Acady. I beg leave to present for you favorable consideration to name of 1st Lt.. M. Wilcox of the same Regt. as a suitable officer to fill the vacancy in that Dept, should the application of Lt. Jones be granted.

I am very resply. 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. 298. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington D.C.”