The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: 1837-1861 - Vol. 1

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place. So soon as the Report for February is received an extract from it will be sent you." Copy, DNA, RG 94, Letters Sent, USMA.

Jesse Grant wrote directly to Col. Totten on Aug. 15, 1840. "In answer to my note to the Secretary of War of the 9th of March, I recd your prompt & satisfactory answer of the 19th of the same month, enclosing an 'Extract from the Class & Conduct Reports of the Military Academy' &c Since that time the 'Reports' have been regularly rec.d until Apl inclusive—But the Reports of May, June & July have not been rec.d. As I feel anxious to see the official Reports of the standing of my Son—Cadet Grant, and being encouraged by the prompt attention paid to my other note, I have been induced to trouble you again with a notice of their failure—The report of the June Examination I am particularly anxious to see. If you have in your Department an extra copy of 'The Rules & Regulations of the Military Academy,' you will confer a favor by sending me a copy." ALS, DNA, RG 94, Correspondence, USMA. On Aug. 21, 1840, the letter was answered by Capt. Frederic Augustus Smith. "Your letter of the 15th Inst has been received, and in answer I have the honor to inform you that there is no Circular issued of the standing of the Cadets in May, June, July or August. A register of the Officers & Cadets of the M Academy, this day received from West Point, is sent herewith, which will furnish the standing of your Son as arranged at the General examination June last. You will be supplied with the report of the standing of your Son for September, the moment it is received from West Point, which will be in October." Copy, DNA, RG 94, Letters Sent, USMA.

On Sept. 7, 1841, Jesse Grant wrote to Col. Totten that he had not received a report of the June examinations. ALS, DNA, RG 77, Letters Received. On Sept. 16, 1841, 1st Lt. George L. Welcker forwarded this report. Copy, DNA, RG 94, Letters Sent, USMA.


To Capt. Charles F. Smith

[July 13, 1840]

To CAPT. C. F. SMITH.
SIR :

Agreeable to your request I submit the following statement relative to the difficulty between Cadets Hammond & Taylor at evening parade on the 10th instant. When the command "right dress" was given, Mr Hammond ordered (if I remember right) the left of the centre to dress up and at the same time ordered Mr Taylor personally to dress up which command did not appear to be obeyed, then Cadet Hammond repeated the command to Cadet Taylor in a very loud & harsh manner, at

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