Robert E. Lee

William Snyder

U.S. Mil. Acady West Point

22d Decemb. 1854


I take pleasure in informing you that I am enabled to grant to your son Cadet G. W. Snyder, the permission to visit you at Albany, desired in your letter of the 18th Inst; & that the rule limited indulgences of the kind at the period; (only to those Cadets who could spend xmas day at home without interruption to their duties); has been extended to him on account of his good conduct.—

He will leave tomorrow after the termination of his Academic duties, & will be required to return in the evg. train from Albany that reaches here at 8 P.M. Monday 25th Inst.—

I remain respy. YoursSigned R. E. Lee Br. Col.
Supt. Mil. Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 163. Addressed “Wm. Snyder Esq. Albany, N.Y.”