Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mil. Academy West Point

July 8, 1854


I have the honour to transmit herewith an Estimate of Funds required for the U.S. Military Academy during the present month. Also an Estimate of funds required for the Embrasure Target, now in process of construction at West Point under direction of Lieut. Q.A. Gillmore—who is supervising the work. The amount of which I would suggest should be forwarded to him direct as has been done in similar cases before.

I am very respectfully Your obedt. ServSigned/ R. E. Lee Br. Col:
Supt: Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 121. Addressed “Genl. J. G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”