Robert E. Lee

D. Chapman

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

3 Oct. 1854


In reply to your letter of the 30th ulto: this day recd. I send you a Cadet Register, showing the standing of Cadet Riggs, of the 3rd Class, at the last Annual Examns.

Having but little acquaintance with him, other than official, I can only say that I know nothing against his moral character; that he is attentive to his duties, & gives promise of becoming a good Soldier.

I am very resp. Yr. 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. 139. Addressed “D. Chapman Esq. Lyons, NY.”