Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mil. Acady.

March 10, 1854


The following named Cadets request permission to receive from their friends the articles set opposite their names respectively.

    “Jackson, W. H.—Fifty dollars to reduce his indebtedness
    “GilmanTen dollars           ”                  “
    “Lee FShirts
    “VenablesShirts, Socks, Handkerchiefs & Drawers

All of which is recommended for favorable consideration.

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. 95. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”