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    Robert E. Lee, CSA General, 1839 Document Signed "R E Lee / Capt Engrs". One page, partly printed partial document, 8" x 3", [n.p.], September 20, 1839. He signs beneath the printed words, "I Certify, That the articles within charged have been received, were necessary for, and have been or will be applied, for the objects within stated, to the Improvement of the Mississippi, above the Mouth of the Ohio." The verso of the document shows a $1.50 expenditure to Chas. Ryhiner "For repairing spirit levels of Theodolite" which is a surveying instrument consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod. Ryhiner was a Swiss-born emigrant who had set up a business on Chestnut street in St. Louis as a mathematical instrument maker. 1839 was a period in Lee's life when he was working on various Mississippi River projects as an officer in the Corps of Engineers. Original folds, else fine with a clear bold signature.

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