Robert E. Lee

Q. A. Gillmore

Nov. 30 1854


In pursuance of instructions given you in the letter of the Eng. Dept. of the 7th Inst., you will proceed to the City of New York, and after completing the business return to this Post & resume your duties.

I am very respfy. 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. 154. Addressed “Lieut. Q. A. Gillmore Chief of Engineers West Point N.Y.”