Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mil. Acady. West Point

Dec. 27 1854


I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter bearing date of December 20th and enclosing a copy of a communication from Mr. Valtemare, Agent for International exchanges at Paris, to the Secretary of War.

After due examination of the contents, I am able to report as follows—

The books mentioned in this communication which are numbered from 1 to 7 inclusive, are not in the Library, they are.

1st. Comte rendu sur le Recruitment de l’armee from 1810.

2nd. Comte sur le credit affecte aux pensions militaires from 1852

3rd. Budgets de defenses de la guerre from 1855

4th. Compte Generale de la guerre pour 1851. mai 1853

5th. Compte Generale de l’administration de la justice militaire, pour 1849–50–51.

6th. Notice Necrologique sur M. Froment Coste, Mme. A Dequince Ghazabund, Paris 1850

7th. Experimens de Babaume, ave 26 flauches, Paris, 1852

No. 8—Apercus sur quelques details de la guerre par le Marichal Bugeaud, Paris, 1846

9th. Nouvelle relation de la battaile de Friedland 16 June 1807—compose d’apres les pieces du
defrot de la guerre, les communications des generaux Français &c., par de Rode, 1849, avec

10th. Histoire de la campagne de 1800, par le duc de Valmy, fils de General. Kellerman, Paris,

11th. Journal militaire from 1853.

12th. Histoire de l’Infanterie Française no. 7 & 8 with atlas.

Instead of No. 11, Journal Militaire, we have the well known Serial “Journal Services Militaires”.—This is complete up to the present date, and subscribed for in advance.—

The “Annales des ponts et chausees” we have from the commencement, to August, 1849,
and need the continuation.

We have not in the Library the “Cours Lithographique d l’Ecole des ponts et chausees”—nor the Annales du depot de la guerre.”

All the works mentioned which are not now in the library would be valuable additions to it.

We also desire the continuations of the following works.—

1st. Comtes Rendres des Seances de l’academe des Science (this we have from the commencement to No. 2 of Vol. 29—1849)

2nd. Table Generale des comtes Rendres, &c—(This is a General. index to the above work)

3rd. Annales des Mines, 4th Series (This we have from the beginning up to 2nd Livraison, tome 19,

4th. Tableaux de la situation des Etablissemens Français dans Calgerie (This we have up to

5th. Resume des Travaux statistiques de l’administration des mines. (This we have up to the year

Of the great maps of France, we have received as follows;

Of the maps; Nos. 1 to 38 (incl.) 40 to 54 (incl.) 59 to 72 (incl.) 76 to 89 (incl.) 167 to 172 (incl.) 178–180, 191, 202, 203, 214

Of the Livraisons, or accompanying letter press No. 1 to 16, inc.

Of the titular tables of maps & livraisons—No. 1 to 6 (incl.)

There are, I regret to say, no disposable works with which to return the acknowledgements of the Military Academy to M. Valtemare, our only available duplicates being old and discontinued text books.

I have the honor to be Very respectfull Your obedient ServantSigned/ R.E. Lee Br. Col.
Supt. Mil. Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, pp. 166–67. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief of Engineers Washington City D.C.”