|a.||Words or letters in roman type within brackets represent editorial reconstruction of parts of manuscripts torn, mutilated, or illegible.|
|b.||[...] or [— — —] within brackets represent lost material which cannot be reconstructed. The number of dots represents the approximate number of lost letters; dashes represent lost words.|
|c.||Words in italic type within brackets represent material such as dates which were not part of the original manuscript.|
|d.||Numbered notes marking passages crossed out of letters from USG to Julia Dent Grant represent material deleted by Mrs. Grant in later years. It is the wish of her descendants that this material remain unprinted. In some early letters the deleted material contains unfavorable reactions to the Mexican people; in later letters the omissions involve minor personal matters. In neither case are the deletions extensive.|
|e.||Material crossed out by USG is indicated by|
|f.||Material raised in manuscript, as "4th," has been brought in line, as "4th."|
|ADS||Autograph Document Signed|
|ADfS||Autograph Draft Signed|
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Publication information: Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: 1837-1861. Volume: 1. Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication year: 1967. Page number: xxxiii.
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