Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mily. Acady. West Point. N.Y.

Nov. 12. 1852.


In reply to your letter of the 8th inst: I have the honor to state, that the service of 2d. Lt. T. J. Haines. 2d Arty., now on duty at the Mily. Acady., can be dispersed with after the examination of his section in Jany. Next, provided 2d Lt. James Thompson of the same Regiment be ordered to report in his place & to repair here on or before the 1st of January 1853.

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.”