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Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U. S. Military Academy West Point. NY.

1 April 1853

Genl:

In compliance with your directions of the 22d. Ulto; I herewith forward drawings exhibiting the changes proposed in my letters of the 15th & 20th March, in the Cadet dress cap; with the price & weight of each; which in addition to what has been said, may enable you to judge of the comparative merit of each pattern.

I am very respecty. Your obedt Servt.(Signed) R. E. Lee Bvt: Col:
Supt:Mily. Acady.

Note. Weight of present dress cap 10¼ oz: Cost $2.00. of proposed cap 6½: Cost $2.20

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 17. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”