Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Military Academy West Point. NY.

Sept: 9. 1853.


The following Cadets request permission to receive the articles sent from their friends, set opposite their names respectively, all of which is recommended for favorable consideration. viz:

CadetVillepigueWoolen Socks
    “RugglesSolar Lamp
    “C. C. LeeTen dollars to reduce his indebtedness at the Academy.

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. 49. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”