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Robert E. Lee

R. S. Smith

Sept. 15, 1854

Sir.

You will proceed to the City of New York for the purpose of procuring specie for a Treasury Draft (being necessary for making payments to Enlisted Men on Extra duty & mechanics &c at this post, and not to be had here in exchange for drafts), on completion of which business you will return to this post.

I remain 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. 138. Addressed “Lieut. R. S. Smith.”