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Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mil. Academy West Point

February 24, 1854

General.,

The testimony of Major Delafield being required in a suit brought by Dyer Brewster against the Tenant of a house at West Point—I have the honour respectively to request that you will inform me what is Major Delafield’s address at present, & whether there is a likelyhood of his returning soon to this State, as in case of his prolonged absence a Commission to take his testimony will have to be issued.

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. 93. Addressed “Genl. J. G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”