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Robert E. Lee

R. S. Smith

US Mil: Acady West Point. N.Y.

January 21. 1853

Sir.

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

I am very respectfully Yr Obt SerSigned/ R. E. Lee Bvt: Col.
Supt: Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 2, p. 316. Addressed “Lieut: R. S. Smith 4th a. a. Qr Mr West Point.”