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Robert E. Lee

R. J. Atkinson

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

Dec. 14 1854

Sir.

I have received from the Treasurer of the United States a Treasury Draft for Eight thousand dollars, on account of as follows viz:

Current & Ordinary Expenses of Mil. Acady.$5000.—
Forage for Arty. & Cavalry Horses  1000.—
Cavalry Exercise Stall  2000.— = $8000

I am very respectfully

Signed R. E. Lee Br. Col.
Supt. Mil. Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 160. Addressed “R. J. Atkinson Esq. 3rd Auditor U.S. Washington City DC.”