Robert E. Lee

R. S. Smith

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

July 1. 1853


You will proceed to the City of New York for the purpose of settling out-standing accounts against the Military Academy, upon completion of which duty you will return to this post.

Very respectfully Sir. 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. 38. Addressed “Lieut: R. S. Smith 4th Arty. A. A. Qr Mr West Point N.Y.”