Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Military Academy West Point. N.Y.

July 8. 1853.


The following named Cadets request permission to receive from their friends the articles set opposite their names respectively, viz:

    “MarmadukeText books & histories
    “MeadeWriting desk
    “AndersonWriting desk

All of which is recommended for favorable consideration.

I have the honor to be. Very respectfully. Sir. Your obedt. Servt.(Signed) Geo. W.Cullum
Capt. U.S. Engineers
Supt. Mil. Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 39. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”

George W. Cullum signed this letter on behalf of Lee.