Robert E. Lee

F. Burt

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

June 9. 1853


I have received from the Treasurer of the United States a Treasury draft for Two thousand five hundred dollars on acct. of as follows. viz.

For Current & ordinary Expenses$2000.00
Increase & Expense of Library500.00 =$2500.—

I am very respectfully Your obedt Servt.

Signed/ R. E. Lee
Bvt Col. Engrs.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 30. Addressed “F. Burt Esq 3rd. Auditor U.S. Washington City DC.”