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Robert E. Lee

Nathan Capers

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

Dec. 2, 1854

Sir,

I recd today your letter of the 28th Ulto. requesting to know the occasion of the resignation of Mr. T. C. Goodrich of Mass. His resignation was voluntary & with the assent of his father, & I recollect no reason assigned other than an unwillingness to continue five years at the Acady. His letter of resignation was forwd. to Washtn. & accepted by the Secy. of War.

Very respfy. your obedt. Servt./s/

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 154. Addressed “Nathan Capers Esq. Boston, Mass.”