Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

Military Academy West Point, N.Y.

July 3rd 1854


I have the honour to return herewith the application of Isaac E. Morse Esq. for a leave of absence for Cadet T.T. Nicholls, submitted to me on the 29th ulto. With a copy of my letter to that gentleman.

I am very respectfully Your obet. 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. 116. Addressed “Genl. J. G. Totten US. Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”