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Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

US Military Academy West Point. N.Y.

June 17. 1853.

General.

The following members of the Board of Visitors say that the mileage allowed them by letter of the Post Office Department, under date of April 27. & forwarded to me by the Engineer Department on the 28th of the same month—is short as follows. viz:

Genl. D. Jarvis. Massillere, Ohio—allowed 1214 miles—claimed 1408 miles his route being—through Cleaveland-Buffalo & Albany.

E. N. Andrews. Esq. Cornwall, Conn: allowed 246 miles—claims 346 miles—his route being through Bridgeport & New York City.

If these computations are correct, they should be paid.

I am Very respectfully 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. 33. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”