fell flat on his side but luckily did not hurt the General at all, he stood the journey very well and does not seem at all the worse or even fatigued. We have not as yet gone into quarters and it will take several days for our baggage to get over the mountain. The General is staying with Maj. Gen Thomas, and his staff are scattered about among the other officers here. I am staying with Major Gen Reynolds This is a rough and wretched looking place as can well be imagined. I hope that you and your little pet Jess are well and agreeably situated I will endeavour to keep you posted in regard to the General's health he is in fine spirits." ALS, USG 3.
Chattanooga, Tenn, October 25, 1863.
HON. HENRY T. BLOW, MEMBER OF CONGRESS:
DEAR SIR: Your letter of the 21st inst., asking for copy of document referred to by Gen. Blair, charging you with joining in an effort for my removal from command, is just received. I did not save that, nor do I save any document not having direct reference to my duties. If, however, Franklin A. Dick has preserved copies of all his letters, written to the Attorney General, Mr. Bates, during the summer of '62, he can furnish you with the document I presume General Blair referred to. At all events, I know of no other.
With great respect,
Your obedient servant,
U. S. GRANT,
Major General, U. S. A.
Missouri Democrat, Nov. 14, 1863. For the letter of Sept. 28, 1862, from Franklin A. Dick, a prominent St. Louis lawyer, to Attorney General Edward Bates, see telegram to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, Sept. 25, 1862. Henry T.