Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mil. Academy West Point

20 Nov. 1854


I have recd the books & papers enumerated in your letter of the 7th & forwd. by Express for the Mil. Acady. in behalf of the authorities of the R.M.A. Woolwich, & have acknowledged their receipt to Col. Pollock, Royal Engrs.

There are no duplicates of any of them in the Library here, & I presume are the books promised by Col. Robt. Burn R.A. who visited the Institution this summer & was kindly impressed in its favour.

I remain very respfy. 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. 150. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”