Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mil. Academy West Point

18 Jany. 1854


I have the honour to hand you the Merit Rolls of the Cadets of the U.S. Mil. Acady., determined at the semi-annual examinations in Jany 1854; together with the Reports of the Academic Board, of the progress, aptitude, & c. of the Cadets of the 2nd & 3rd Class, pronounced deficient—their course & the action on others separated from the Academy since June 1853.

Those cadets found deficient, & not recommended to the Secy. of War for discharge, it is believed by the Board will be able to perfect themselves in their course by June, & thus retrieve their position.

Those cadets recommended for discharge, not having rec’d since the 22nd July an amount of demerit exceeding 100—it is respfy recommended be allowed to resign.

I remain Very resply. Yr. obt Srvt.Signed/ R. E. Lee Br. Col:
Supt: Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 86. Addressed “Genl. J. G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”