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Robert E. Lee

Joseph Terry

U.S. Mil. Academy West Point

Dec. 16 1853

Sir.

I have received by Express, a volume of “Observations made at the Meteorological Observatory at Toronto in Canada.” presented by direction of the British Government to the West Point Military Academy.

As this very valuable donation came through the Smithsonian Institute, I desire through the same channel to express our grateful thanks to the British Government for this acceptable addition to the shelves of our Library: and also to offer to your Institute our gratitude for the transmission of the work.

I have the honor to be Sir Very respt. Your Obt. 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. 76. Addressed “Prof. Joseph Terry Secretary Smithsonian Inst.”