Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

US Military Academy West Point N.Y.

Dec. 6. 1852.


I have the honor to inform you that the box containing Model of “Savages “Patent Boom Derrick,” referred to in the dept: letter of the 30th ulto: reached me this morning, and I have the model to be placed in the Engineer Model room.

I am respectfully. Yr obed SerSigned/ R E Lee Br. Col.
Supt. Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 2, p. 302. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington DC.”