Robert E. Lee

J. Watson Webb

U.S. Mil. Academy West Point

15. Dec. 1853

My dear Sir,

I have rec’d your note of the 13th inst., enclosing a check for $50—to be placed in to the credit of your son Cadet Webb, & will apply to the Sec’y of War for the necessary authority.
It is more, however than sufficient to liquidate his indebtedness to the Commd & provide
him an overcoat, but will no doubt be useful.

I am very resp. your Obt. Servt.Sig: R. E. Lee Br. Col.
Supt. Mil. Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 78. Addressed “Genl. J. Watson Webb New York”