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Robert E. Lee

Thomas Childs

U.S. Mil: Acady West Point. N.Y.

June 2. 1853.

Sir.

I have received this day yours of the 23rd ulto: with check on the Bank of America, New York, drawn for Fifty dollars in favor of your son Cadet F. L. Childs—which will be handed to him previous to his leaving on furlough

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. 29. Addressed “Brig: Genl: Thos. Childs Fort Brooks. Tampa Florida”