Robert E. Lee

F. Burt

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

Sept. 14 1854


I have received from the Treasurer of the United States a Treasury Draft, for Eighteen Thousand five hundred dollars on account of as follows, viz:

Current & Ordinary expenses of Mily. Acady.$12,000
Enlarging &c Hospital of Cadets    6,500 = $18,500

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. 137. Addressed “Third Auditor U.S. Washington City D.C.”