Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

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

July 16. 1853


Cadets Snyder & C. Berry request permission—the former to deposit $30. to reduce his indebtedness at the Academy, and the latter to receive 2 prs. White pants which have been sent for him to the Office of the Quarter Master of the post—all of which is recommended for favorable consideration.

I have the honor to be Sir Very respectfully Your obdet Servt(Signed) Geo. W. Cullum
Capt. U.S. Engr.
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.