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Robert E. Lee

F. Burt

U.S. Military Academy West Point. NY.

Nov. 30. 1853.

Sir.

I have received from the Treasurer of the United States a Treasury draft for Seven thousand, eight hundred & ninety five 84/100 dollars on acct: of as follows. viz:

Purchase of Artillery & Cavalry horses $605.84
Forage of Artillery & Cavalry horses6,640.00
Increase & Expense of Library   500.00
Additional Compensation to Enlisted Men   150.00 = $7.895.84

I am very respectfully Your obedt Servt.

Sigd./ R. E. Lee. Br. Col:
Supt: Mil: Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 73. Addressed “F. Burt Esq 3rd. Auditor U.S. Washington City D.C.”