Robert E. Lee

R. S. Smith

U.S. Military Academy West Point N.Y.

Nov. 13. 1852


You will proceed to the city of New York for the purpose of procuring specie for Treasury draft. Upon completion of which business you will return to this post.

I am very respectfully. Yo obed Servt(Signed) R E Lee Br. Col.
Supt: Mily. Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 2, p. 299. Addressed “Lieut. R. S. Smith 4th Arty. A. A. Qr M West Point.”