Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

West Point

16 May 1853


I enclose herewith a sketch, giving a section through the set of qrs. occupied by Lt. D’Oremieulx, in which he has applied to have a door cut, which I think would add to their convenience, but which under the new Regns. of the Acady. I do not think I have the power to authorize. Par. 11 of the Regns. for the Eng. Dept: applied to the buildings at West Point, seems to require the approval of the Secy of War, to any additions or alterations

I have the honor to be very resply. Your obedt. Servt.Signed/ R. E. Lee Br. Col:
Supt. Mil: Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 26. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”