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Robert E. Lee

David Deshler

U.S. Military Academy West Point N.Y.

June 21, 1854

Dear Sir.

Your note of the 12th Inst enclosing letter for Cadet Deshler reached me yesterday. I regret that I could not deliver it as requested. Cadet Deshler graduated and left for his home on Saturday Morning the 17th—I return the letter for him herewith.

I am very respectfully Your Obt. Servt.Sig: R. E. Lee Br. Col.
Supt. Mil. Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 111. Addressed “David Deshler Esq. Tuscumbia, Ala.”