Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mil: Acady. West Point

14 March 1853.


I have recd your letter of the 10th Inst authorizing certain amendments in the new Edition of the Regns of the Mil: Academy. Before directing the printing of the edition, I should like to have back the copy of the proof sheets in your possession, to compare them with those retained by me, to be sure that all the necessary alterations have been made.

The proof sheets I have, were the first that were struck off. Some corrections were ordered & a second copy struck off, which are those you have. If you do not require them at present, please return them to me by mail, & I will have all the ordered amendments made & a new copy struck off with an index & examined, before ordering the whole edition. By that time I hope to receive the sanction of the President’s name.

I am very resply. Yr. obedt Servt.(Signed) R. E. Lee Bt: Col:
Supt. Mil: Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 8. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”