Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mil. Academy West Point

Nov. 3rd 1854


The father of Cadet Cooper requests permission to deposit $30 to the credit of his son—and Cadet Sowers asks that he may receive from his friends a writing desk, and underclothing, all of which is recommended for favourable consideration.

I have the honour to be 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. 147. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”