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Robert E. Lee

J. Addison Thomas

West Point NY.

30 Sept: 1853

My dear General.

Your letter of the 28th Inst: has for some cause unknown, only just reached me, & as our mail for the day has departed, I am obliged to take advantage of a private hand to say, that I shall be happy to see Govr Seymour & Staff, if it will be convenient for them to visit on their return to Albany, or at any other time.

You are aware that the Cadets at this time are engaged at their Academic duties & that their Military Exercises are performed after 4 P.M.

Wishing you a pleasant passage & a safe & speedy return to your home & friends.

I remain. very truly yoursSigd./ R. E. Lee

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 56. Addressed “Genl: J. Addison Thomas New York City.”