Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Military Academy West Point NY.

January 6. 1853


In compliance with your request under date of the 11th ulto. I have the honor to transmit, herewith, a detailed estimate of the cost of the proposed new wharf, accompanied with a plan & sketch of the position. Also a restatement of the item for “Repairs & Improvements[”] embraced in my annual estimate showing what proportion of the amount ($11,000) would probably be applied to aid in the construction of the new wharf.

Signed/ R E Lee Bvt Col
Supt. Mil. Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 2, p. 312. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”