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Robert E. Lee

G. W. Cullum

U.S. Mil. Acady. West Point

4. Nov. 1853

Sir.

The Secy. of War having declined to approve your assuming the Superintendency of the Assay Office in New York. I am directed to recall the authority given by me for your undertaking that duty. You will therefore please resume your position at the Academy without unnecessary delay

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. 66. Addressed “Capt: G. W. Cullum Corps of Engineers New York City. N.Y.”

Endorsed “On the 3d. an order to Smith. R. S. Lt. 4th Arty. A.C.S. to proceed to NY for specie.”