Robert E. Lee

R. S. Smith

U.S. Military Acady West Point. NY.

Sept: 9. 1853.


You will proceed to the City of New York for the purpose of procuring specie for a Treasury draft, upon completion of which business you will return to this post.

I am Very respectfully Your obedt ServtSigned/ R. E. Lee Br. Col.
Supt. Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 50. Addressed “Lieut: R. S. Smith 4th Arty. Q Mr USMA West Point. NY”