Robert E. Lee

J. Burt

U.S. Military Academy West Point N.Y.

January 23d 1854


I have received from the Treasurer of the United States a Treasury Draft for five thousand dollars on account of Current & Ordinary Expenses of the Mil. Acady.

I remain Very resply. Yr. obt Srvt.Signed/ R. E. Lee Br. Col:
Supt: Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 88. Addressed “J. Burt Esq. 3rd Auditor U.S. Washington City D.C.”