Robert E. Lee

W. Heieman

U.S. Mil: Academy West Point

2 April 1853.


I have just recd. your letter of the 1st Inst: in reference to your pay to which you consider yourself entitled during your absence from the Academy.

At the time of your departure, 12 March, you were in debt for articles furnished you by the Commry &c $70.60. For cash to defray your expenses to New York &c $10.00. Making your whole indebtedness $80.60. This amount can only be met by your pay as it becomes due, & the whole will be absorbed till June to pay off the debt to those by whom you have been furnished with articles & money.

I regret therefore to inform you that nothing will be due you till that time.

I am very resply. Your obedt ServtSigned/ R E Lee Bvt: Col:
Supt: Mil: Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 18. Addressed “Cadet W. Heiman New York Care of Mr. Joseph Wais at Misss. Tiffany Hullings 321 Broadway NY.”