PGBC Senior Prom - Stepping Out In Elegance - August 10th

 

Sir

I have the honour to report, that in obedience to the Instructions of the Secy of War, communicated in your letter of the 27th of May, I have this day relieved Captain Brewerton of the Superintendency of the Military Academy, & the Command of the Post of West Point

I am very respy your obt servt

R E Lee Bt Col
Supt. Mil: Academy
 
A docket on the letter's reverse reads: "Mil Acady 231 West Point Sept 1, 1852 Bt Col R E Lee In obedience to instructions of 17 May 1852 relieved Capt Brewerton of the Superintendence of the Mil Acady on the 1st Sep 1852."

 

Source: R. E. Lee Collection, Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

 

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