U.S. Military Academy West Point. N.Y. 18. Sept: 1852.

 

Sir

Being desirous of closing the account of expenses of the late Board of Visiters to this Institution, of which you were a member; I beg leave to ask from what point your traveling allowance is to be computed! & the distance from that point to this place & back “by the nearest mail route”; if in your power to give it.

I am very respectfully Your obedt. Servt.

 

R E Lee Br. Col. Supt: Mily. Academy

 

Source: Superintendent's Daily Correspondence United States Military Academy, Superintendent's Letter Book No. 2, p. 286. Addressed “Mr. Jos: R. Curtis Cozzens Hotel Near West Point.”