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Robert E. Lee

Ransom Crooks

U.S. Mil: Acady West Point

January 11. 1853

Sir.

I have recd. your letter of yesterday’s date in reference to the restoration of your son to the Academy. I am not at liberty to give transcripts of the records of the Academy upon individual application; but should the Secy of War upon your application for the restoration of your son, call for a report in his case, I will be happy to furnish all the information he may desire.

I have been notified of the acceptance of the resignation of your son by the Secy. of War.

I remain Very respectfully Your obt ServSigned/ R E Lee Bvt Col.
Supt Mil Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 2, p. 314. Addressed “Ransom Crooks Esq New York.”