Robert E. Lee

R. H. Brogden

U.S. Mil. Acady. West Point N.Y.

10 March 1855

Your telegraphic dispatch to New York of the 9th has just reached me. You must apply to Washington for information as to the success of your application, which in order to be successful must be supported by evidence of your fitness & all the influence of your friends. With sincere wishes for your success

I am very respectfully Your obedt. 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. 190. Addressed “R. H. Brogden Esq. Baltimore, Md.”