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Robert E. Lee

Joseph T. Ames

U.S. Mil: Acady. West Point

12 March 1853

Sir.

Agreeably to your request of the 10th Inst: I have had prepared a sketch of the Library & park of Artillery, of a size corresponding to that of the view, which is herewith enclosed & which I hope will answer your purpose.

It has given no trouble, but on the contrary pleasure to furnish you the sketches, but as I have had to call a Second time upon the same officer who made the first, I have told him I would pay him $5. for his assistance in the matter, which if you will remit to me, I will give him.

Very resply your obedt. Servt.Signed/ R. E. Lee. Bt:
Supt. Mil: Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 8. Addressed “Jos. T. Ames Esq Chicopee. Mass.”