Letter, Richard M. Young and D. G. Whitney to Robert E. Lee, 10 September 1840
and D. G. Whitney, Letter, , Adams Co., IL, to [Robert E. Lee, , Adams Co., IL], 10 Sept 1840. Version copied [ca. 8 Oct. 1840]; handwriting of Nathaniel Childs, Jr.; docket in unidentified handwriting; one page; Letters Received from the War Department, 1820–1895, Records of the Solicitor of the Treasury, Record Group 206, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington DC. Includes docket.
From our Knowledge of the property & circumstances of Mr , , Jos. Smith & , all Citizens of this , We consider their note for $4866.38 executed jointly with Mr & offered as security to the Government for the payment of said sum, due on account of the purchase of a Steam Boat & other pub. property by , good & sufficient for said amount, & that the Government is safe in accepting the same