Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Military Academy West Point

8 Feb. 1853


On the 24th Ulto: I had the honour to forward for approval, the proof sheets of a revised copy of the Regns of the Mil: Acady. Their receipt not having been acknowledged, & the printer waiting to strike off the edition & to liberate his forms &c, causes me to enquire whether they have been recd., & to ask that they be returned to me as soon as the decision of the Secy can be conveniently obtained upon their merits.

I remain Very resply. Your obedt ServtSigned/ R. E. Lee Br. Col.
Supt. Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 2, p. 322. Addressed “Genl. Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”