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Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mil: Academy West Point

27 Sept. 1853

General.

The transfer of the Recruiting Depot for the mounted Service from Carlisle to Jefferson Barracks directed in Special Orders No. 127 may throw on the hands of the Qr.Mr. Dept more horses than there is immediate use for. If so, & they be suitable for the service of the Mil: Acady., I would ask that 10 or 12 be turned over to the Acady. for which I could pay out of the appropriation available for the purpose.

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