REPORTING ON THE RESIGNATION OF AN AGENT AT BRIDGEPORT HARBOR, IN A MANUSCRIPT LETTER IN CLERKS HAND, SIGNED BY LEE, WASHINGTON, MAY 15, 1837. to Col. J.G. Totten, Corps of Engineers, in Newport, R.I.

Washington, DC: 1837. 4to. One page, in full: "Sir / A letter has this day been received from Mr. Joseph Cook, one of the local agents of the Department at Bridgeport Harbor, resigning his appointment as such, and I have therefore to request you to nominate some other person to supply his place, signed by Lee. Robert E. Lee graduated from West Point in 1829 and was commissioned a brevet second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; he served as an assistant in the chief engineer's office in Washington, D.C., 1834-1837. Totten (1788-1864) oversaw the construction of Fort Adams at Newport, Rhode Island, and was the foremost engineer of his day. Very good and a nice display piece. Folded, matted, glazed and framed with a carte-de-visite of Lee and a small Confederate battle flag (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches) color printed on silk. (#6217). Item #57878

Price: $3,500.00