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Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

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

Jany. 24, 1855

Genl:

Should the following named Cadets be discharged the service—the distances to their respective places of residence will be required in order to pay their transportation, viz:

CadetFrancis S. NewtonBrooklynKings Co.N.Y.
    “Marcus A. RenoCarroltonGreene Co.Illinois
    “Jacob SharpKingstonUlster Co.New York
    “Hamilton S. HawkinsBaltimoreBaltimore Co.Md.
    “Edward M. CrumptonIndependenceWarren Co.Ind.
    “Wm. A. McGrathNew YorkNew York Co.N.Y.
    “Frank GravesNilesBerrian Co.Mich.
    “Jno. M. McCafferyLancasterFairfield Co.Ohio
    “Wernier BedfordPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Co.Pensa.
    “Rodman P. LewisSan FranciscoCal.
    “George N. BarcomOwingsvilleBath Co.Ky.
    “Selden S. HetzelWashingtonCityD.C.
    “Solomon WilliamsHilliardstownNash Co.N.C.
    “Luke G. HarmonEllicottvilleCattaraugus Co.N.Y.
    “John M. KerrYanceyvilleCaswell Co.N.C.
    “John C. SanderSt. JosephBuchanan Co.Mo.

In forwarding the above list, I beg leave to call the attention of the Dept. to the case of Cadet R. P. Lewis, appointed from California whose residence was set down as Weehawken, Hudson Co., N.J., that of his Guardian—Hon. Rodman W. Price, as Hoboken N.J. while his father’s residence is San Francisco Cal. Under my understanding of the Regulation—he is entitled to transportation to San Francisco if discharged.

I have the honour to be very resp. yr 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. 180. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief of Engineers Washington City D.C.”