Robert E. Lee

F. J. Porter

July 18, 1854


You will proceed to the City of New York for the purpose of attending to the Printing of the Register of Cadets—upon completion of which business you will return to duty at this post.

Very respectfully—Your obedt. Servt.Signd Geo. W. Cullum
Capt. U.S. Engineer
Supt. Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 122. Addressed “Major F. J. Porter Actg. Adjt. U.S. Mil. Acady.”

Cullum signed this letter on behalf of Lee.