Lee, Robert E. Letter signed to Lieutenant Colonel R.E. Russy, 15 March 1845
Lee, Robert E. Letter signed to Lieutenant Colonel R.E. Russy, 15 March 1845
Lee, Robert E. Letter signed to Lieutenant Colonel R.E. Russy, 15 March 1845
Lee, Robert E. Letter signed to Lieutenant Colonel R.E. Russy, 15 March 1845
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Lee, Robert E. Letter signed to Lieutenant Colonel R.E. Russy, 15 March 1845

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

Lee, Robert E. Letter signed to Lieutenant Colonel R.E. Russy, 15 March 1845

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

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LEE, ROBERT E.


LETTER SIGNED ("R E LEE | CAPT. & ASST TO CH ENG") TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL R.E. RUSSY, ENGINEER OFFICER


One page on a bifolium (9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.; 252 x 201 mm), integral address leaf franked by U.S. Army Chief Engineer J. G. Totten, Engineer Department, Washington City, D.C., 15 March 1845; folds, tear to margin on address leaf, not affecting text, minor soiling, a few pinhole loses at creases. 


An early letter from Lee's long career in the U.S. army engineer service


As assistant to Totten, Lee has acknowledged an estimate of "funds required for Fort Monroe...and an estimate of amount required for construction of an Artesian Well...the Secretary of War had just been requested to cause $3,000 to be remitted...on account of appropriation for Fort Monroe..."

Condition Report

One page on a bifolium (9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.; 252 x 201 mm), integral address leaf franked by U.S. Army Chief Engineer J. G. Totten, Engineer Department, Washington City, D.C., 15 March 1845; folds, tear to margin on address leaf, not affecting text, minor soiling, a few pinhole loses at creases.


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Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana
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