Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mil. Academy West Point

Augst. 7, 1854


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

CadetO’Connell—Writing Desk & stationery
    “Wagner4 prs Uniform pants
    “SmallDressing Gown & Under Clothing

Which have been sent for them by their friends—and are recommended for favorable consideration.

I am very respectfully Your obedt. 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. 129. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”