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Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mil: Acady West Point. NY.

Nov. 8. 1853

General.

I have the honor to request that if any action has been had by the Department on the claim of Dyer Brewster for compensation for a wooden building on the Post of West Point, which claim was transmitted by the Dept: to Capt: Brewerton, on the 18th Sept: 1850 & returned by Capt: Brewerton to the Dept: on Oct. 4. 1850. I may be furnished with a copy of said action, as Mr Brewster has commenced suit against the occupant of the House for Rent.

If no action has been had, or is contemplated, I have to request that the paper forwarded by Capt. Brewerton on 4th Oct: 1850, may be sent to me as early as possible—a return has to be made to the summons of Court by the 214th Inst:.

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