Robert E. Lee

N. F. D. Browne

U.S. Mil. Acady. West Point

15 Jany. 1855


In answer to your note of the 10th Inst. I have the honour to state that Mr. J.W. Collins did enter the Mil. Acady. in 1823, but as he states did not graduate.

I am sir with much respect 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. 174. Addressed “N. F. D. Browne Esq. Charlotte Hall Md.”