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Robert E. Lee

S. G. French

U.S. Military Academy West Point

6. Oct. 1853

Captain.

Since writing my letter of yesterdays date, I have determined to send Sergt: Turner, to accompany the horses you may select for the Mil: Acady; in order that he may relieve you from as much trouble as possible in the matter & take your orders for carrying them to this place.

Please make such arrangements as will best serve the interests of the Govt.

I remain. Very resply Yr. Obt. Servt.Sigd./ R. E. Lee Br. Col.
Supt. Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 57. Addressed “Capt: S. G. French Qr Master U.S.A. Carlisle Penna.”