Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mil. Academy West Point

July 31, 1854


The following named Cadets request permission to receive from their friends the articles set opposite their names respectively, viz.

CadetAlexander—Twenty five dollars to be deposited to reduce his indebtedness at the Academy
    “McManusUniform shoes
    “SmallDressing Gown & Under Clothing

All of which requests are recommended for favorable consideration.

I am very respectfully Yr. 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. 126. Addressed “Genl. J. G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”