Robert E. Lee

R. S. Smith

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

Dec. 22. 1852.


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

I am very resply. Yr ob Servt.(Signed) R. E. Lee. Bvt: Col.
Supt: Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 2, p. 307. Addressed “Lieut: R. S. Smith 4th Art: A. A. Qrmr. West Point”