Department of the Interior Washington Jan. 8th, 1862
Your letter of the 7th instant enclosing the account for rent of the U.S. Court Rooms in Baltimore for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 1861 Amounting to the sum of $450 --- has been received and the acct. is returned herewith in order that your receipt may be appended as required by the regulations of the Department.
Hereafter, in transmitting your bill for rent of the Court Rooms it will greatly facilitate the passage of the account and obviate the necessity of correspondence if the bill is regularly receipted by you, as well as certified by the U.S. Marshal.
Very Respectfully Your Obt. Svt.
Caleb B. Smith Secretary
Joseph Robinson Esq. [?] Lodge of Md. Baltimore Md.