Robert E. Lee

R. S. Smith

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

March 21. 1853.


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 Your obedt Servt.Signed/ R E Lee Br. Col:
Supt: Mil: Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 14. Addressed “Lieut: R. S. Smith 4th Arty. A. A. Q. Mr. West Point”