The United States,

Dr. to Peter Powell & Co.

For the improvement of the HARBOR OF ST. LOUIS


1838                                                                                              Dolls.  Cents

June 28th     5 Stock locks @37 ½ cents – For doors for Shantee   1       87

                    6 pr. Strap hinges                             “                          2       75          

                    1 pad lock                                           “                                 75




I certify, that the articles charged in the within account, have been received, were necessary for, and have been or will be applied, for the objects within stated, to the Improvement of the HARBOR OF ST. LOUIS

                R E Lee

                Lt Engrs




Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 3, M2009.190, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 September 3