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Robert E. Lee

F. Burt

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

June 10, 1854

Sir.

I have received from the Treasurer of the United States a Treasury draft for Eight thousand seven hundred and seventy-five 88/100 dollars on acct. of the following viz.,

Board of Visitors to Military Academy3275.88
Increase of Expense of Library  500.00
Purchase of New Equatorial Telescope5000        =  $8775.88

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. 110. Addressed “F. Burt Esq. 3rd Auditor U.S. Washington City”