U. S. Military Academy West Point March 31st/43
MESSRS CAREY & HART
Within inclosed you will find $2.00, the cost of the illustrated editions of "Charles O'Malley" and "Harry Lorrequer." These works will be sent to the my address at this Post office.
|To Messrs Carey & Hart||CADET. U. H. GRANT|
ALS, PPRF. Charles Lever (1806-72), an Irish novelist, wrote Charles O'Malley, the Irish Dragoon, and The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, comic novels of military life in the period of the Napoleonic Wars. "Much of the time [at West Point], I am sorry to say, was devoted to novels, but not those of a trashy sort. I read all of Bulwer's then published, Cooper's, Marryat's, Scott's, Washington Irving's works, Lever's, and many others that I do not now remember." Memoirs, I, 39. Carey and Hart was a Philadelphia publishing firm.
U. S. Military. Academy. West Point, April 8th/43
MESSRS. CAREY & HART
Last Saturday (April 1st) I sent a letter to your direction, containing $2.00 the cost of the illustrated editions of "Charles O'Malley" and "Harry Lorrequer." As I have not yet received these works I suppose that that you have not yet received my letter. If you have I would desire you to send me the works as soon as possible.
|ULYSSES. H. GRANT|
|To Messrs Carey & Hart||Cadet. U S. M. A.|
|ALS, IHi. See preceding letter.|
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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: 11.
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