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Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mil. Academy West Point

5 Jany. 1854

Genl.

I have the honour to submit for your consideration, the plan of the quarters proposed for
the accommodation of the Officers stationed at the Academy, at present quartered in the Cadet
Barrack; & the enlargement & addition of the Cadet Hospital, with an estimate for each.

These buildings are in my opinion necessary for the advancement of the institution, & the
better discipline & comfort of the Cadets, as stated in my annual report of the 8th Oct. last.

I regret the delay that has occurred in completing the drawings; but the indisposition &
other duties of Lt. Gilmore, whose aid I had to engage, retarded them until now.

I remain very resply. your obt Servt(Signed) R. E. Lee. Br. Col:
Supt: Mil: Acady

P.S. The estimates are herewith enclosed & the plans transmitted in a separate post by this day’s mail.

Sgd. R.E.L.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 82. Addressed “Genl. J. G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”