(Original)

 

Captain W. A. Eliason

Corps of Engineers

Old Point Comfort

Virginia

 

Engineer Department

Washington April 11. 1837

 

 

Sir:

Your letter of the 7th inst enclosing the Contract of Watchman & Broth, for the construction of a steam boat and engine, dated the 11th of March 1837, is received; and the contract approved.

 

You will forward a duplicate of the contract, as required by regulations.

 

I am Sir,

Very respectfully

Yr ob Ser

By order

R E Lee

LT __?__

 

Address on Envelope

 

Washington City DC                                        Engineer Department

April 11                                                        C Ecclist (?)

 

Captn W. A. Eliason

Corps of Engineers

Old Point Comfort

VA

 

 

LT R.E. Lee

April 11, 1837

Stating that duplicate

Contracts of Steamboat

Must be forwarded