Robert E. Lee

H. Robinson

U.S. Mil: Academy West Point. N.Y.

9 Sept: 1853

Dear Sir.

I have recd. this morning your letter of yesterdays date, & beg leave to inform you in reply, that for reasons that will be obvious to you, it has been found necessary to prohibit the landing on the Point, of all Steamboat & Excursion parties; Yet all persons who desire to visit the Academy, can do so in the usual manner, & that I shall be happy at any time that may suit your convenience to afford you or your friends every facility in my power to see the Institution.

I have the honor to be Your obedt Servt.Sigd./ R E Lee Br. Col:
Supt: Mily Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 50. Addressed “H. Robinson Esq Yonkers.”