Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mil: Acady West Point

5 Oct: 1853.


In answer to your letter of the 4th Inst:, I have to state that the Principal Musn at the Acady. receives his pay from the Pay Master of the Army at New York, & I believe out of the Appns. made by Congress for the support of the Mil: Acady.

I am very resply. Your obedt ServtSigd./ R. E. Lee. Br. Col:
Supt: Mil: Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 56. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”