Robert E. Lee

R. S. Smith

U.S. Mil. Acady.

June 16, 1854


You will proceed to the City of New York for the purpose of procuring specie for Treasury Drafts rendered necessary, being required in making payments for Extra duty men—Upon completion of which business you will return to this Post.

Very respectfully Your Obt. Servt.Signed/ R. E. Lee Br. Col:
Supt: Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 111. Addressed “Lieut. R. S. Smith 4th Arty. Q.M. U.S.M.A. West Point N.Y.”