Robert E. Lee

John Dewey

U.S. Military Academy West Point

24 July 1854

My dear Sir,

In answer to your note of the 21st Inst. just recd. I am happy to inform you that your son Cadet Dewey is perfectly well, & has recently written to you.

I am very respectfully your Obt. 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. 123. Addressed “John Dewey Esq. Maidstone, Vermt.”