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Robert E. Lee

Lewis S. Coryell

U.S. Military Academy West Point N.Y.

August 11, 1854

Sir,

It gives me great pleasure to state agreeably to your request, that the conduct of your son Cadet Coryell has been most exemplary during his short connection with this Institution.

Hoping that his present severe illness may be of short duration, that he may pass his medical examination & be able to commence his studies with his class on the 1st proximo.

Signed/ R. E. Lee Br. Col:
Supt: Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 130. Addressed “Lewis S. Coryell Esq. New Hope Bucks Co., Pennsa.”