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Robert E. Lee

T. S. Jesup

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

Dec 27, 1854

General.

Your letter of the 23rd Inst. enclosing draft for Twenty dollars, came safely to hand and you will perceive by the receipt of the Treas. of the Acady. herewith that the same has been placed on his books to the credit of your son, Cadet Jesup.

The box of necessaries mentioned in your letter, arrived yesterday, and has been delivered to him.

I remain, Yours very respectfully & trulySigned/ R. E. Lee Br. Col.
Supt. Mil. Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 167. Addressed “Genl. T. S. Jesup Washington D.C.”