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Robert E. Lee

G. W. Smith

U.S. Mil: Acady. West Point. NY.

March 12. 1853.

Sir.

You will proceed to the city of New York for the purpose of seeing Surgeon ‹Mower› and endeavoring to have a Surgeon sent to this post by the first train after your arrival after which you will return to this post.

Very respectfully—Your obed ServtSigned/ R. E. Lee. Bvt: Col:
Supt: Mil: Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 9. Addressed “Bvt: Capt: G. W. Smith Corps of Engr. West Point.”