Robert E. Lee

C. C. Martin

U.S. Mil. Acady.

May 29, 1854


In reply to your note enclose herewith a Circular of Mr. E.V. Kinsley the Principal of the only school in this vicinity, & which is not connected with the Military Academy. You will see by it the branches taught, and the terms of tuition.

There is an excellent School at Troy, in this State—called the Rensselaer Institute; I have not a prospectus of the branches taught there, but believe the System pursued to be very thorough—hoping the little information I have given may answer your purpose. I am very respectfully

Your obed. ServtSigned/ R. E. Lee Br. Col:
Supt: Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 107. Addressed “Mr. C. C. Martin E. Smithfield Bradford Co., Pennsa.”