Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mil. Academy West Point

June 26 1854


Should the following named Cadets, found deficient at the recent annual examinations be discharged the service—I have the honour to request that the distance of their places of residence from West Point be furnished me—as the book from which I have been in the habit of getting the mileage is very incorrect & several accounts have been suspended by the 3rd Auditor for overpayment of disclosure—

Allen A BursleyBarnstableBarnstable Co. Mass.
Charles F. LarnedPittsfieldBerkshire Co. Mass.
Arthur V. LeighEastonTalbot Co. Md.
William R. LikensPrincetonWashington Co. Miss.
John H. McHenryHartfordOhio Co. Kentucky
James A. WhistlerPomfretWindham Co. Conn.
John S. RuddFredericksburgSpotsylvania Co. Va.
Nathaniel E. VenablesFarmvillePrince Edward Co. Va.
Charles S. HarrisBridgetonCumberland Co. N.J.
James M. PoweCherawChesterfield District S.C.
Llewellyn P. WarrenEdentonChowan Co. N.C.

I am very respectfully Your obedt. Servt.

Signed/ R. E. Lee Br. Col:
Supt: Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 114. Addressed “Genl. J. G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”