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Robert E. Lee

F. Burt

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

Aug. 25, 1854

Sir,

I have received from the Treasurer of the United States a Treasury Draft for two thousand dollars for the purchase of Barlow’s Planetarium for the use of the military academy at West Point.

I am very respectfully Your obedt. 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. 131. Addressed “F. Burt Esq. 3rd Auditor U.S. Washington City, D.C.”