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Robert E. Lee

G. W. Cullum

U.S. Mil: Academy West Point.

7 Oct. 1853

Captain.

You will proceed to the City of New York, & procure from the proper sources, data to enable you to make out a detailed estimate for the equipment of a Pontoon train &c. as called for by the Chief Engineer in his letter to me of the 3rd Inst: handed to you herewith for your information & guidance. After which you will return to this Post.

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

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 58. Addressed “Capt: G. W. Cullum Corps of Engineers West Point N.Y.”