Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

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

Jany. 9, 1855


Should the following named Cadets found deficient at the present semi-annual
examination be discharged the service; I have the honour to request that the distance of their
places of residence from West Point be furnished me- as the book form which the distances were
formerly taken is very incorrect & several accounts have been suspended by the 3rd Auditor for
overpayment of distance.

CadetJohn A. Abert Columbus—Lowndes Co. Mississippi
    “Rollen S. Curtis Smithville Dekalb Co. Tennessee
    “George M. Cushing Providence Providence Co. R.I.
    “Newton S. Turney Fond du lac Fond du lac Co. Wisconsin
    “Wells Kellogg Ashland Ashland Co. Ohio
    “Wm. P. Macmanus Bellefonte Centre (sic) co. Pennsa.
    “Charles H. Moss Lockport Niagara co. New York
    “Wm. S. Anderson Bethany Panola co. Texas
    “Gustavus Campbell Luray Page co. Va.
    “James C. Harvey New Hope Lincoln Co. Wisconsin
    “Edw. T. Jennings Oregon City Oregon
    “Henry P. Jones Wilmington Clinton Co. Ohio
    “John G. McConnell Manchester Allegheny Co. Pensa.
    “Hezekiah C. Rice Unionville P.O. Union Dist. S.C.
    “Edward Ross Fort Hamilton Kings Co. N.Y.
    “Joshua D.B. Tate Yellville Marion Co. Arkansas
    “J. A. M. Washington Charleston Charleston Co. S.C.
    “James Wilson New Orleans Orleans Co. Ga.
    “Joseph Wright Wilkes Barre Luzerne Co. Pensa.
    “James A. Zabriskie Flatbush Kings Co. N.Y.

I have the honour to be Your Obt. 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. 171. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief of Engineers Washington City D.C.”