Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

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

Augt: 18. 1853


In accordance with the directions contained in the letter of the Dept: of the 5th Inst: I have the honor to mention the names of the following Officers, one of whom I hope may be ordered to report at the earliest possible moment to supply the vacancy in he Dept: of French, caused by Lt: Pratt’s having been ordered to join his Company. viz.

2d Lieut:B. DuBarry3rd Arty
2d    “A. J. S. Molinard2nd   “
2d    “H. E. Maynadier1st    “
2d    “E. A. Palfrey7th Infty.

I am very respectfully 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. 45. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”

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