<br /> Lee Letter: w145

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Capt. W.A. Eliason

Sir:

Your letter of the 7th inst enclosing the Contract of Watchman & Broth, for the construction of a steam boat and engine, dated the 11th of March 1837, is received; and the contract approved.

You will forward a duplicate of the contract, as required by regulations.

I am Sir, Very respectfully Yr ob Ser

By order
R E Lee LT <illegible>

Notes:

R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library

The letter’s envelope, addressed “Washington City DC Engineer Department,” is docketed: “April 11 C <Ecclist> Captn W. A. Eliason Corps of Engineers Old Point Comfort VA LT R.E. Lee April 11, 1837 Stating that duplicate Contracts of Steamboat Must be forwarded.”