AND OBSERVE AND OBEY THE ORDERS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND THE ORDERS OF THE OFFICERS APPOINTED OVER ME, ACCORDING TO THE RULES AND ARTICLES FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES.
ULYSSES S. GRANT
SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBED BEFORE ME, AT my offices—THIS 28th DAY OF July 1843
John Quinlan JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. Clermont County. O.
DS, DNA, RG 94, ACP 4754/1885.
Bethel Clermont Co. Ohio
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE
"Gen. Orders No 42" have been rec'd and this is to notify that I accept the appointment therein confered. My berth place is Point Pleasant Clermont Co Ohio, & I was appointed from Ohio.
I have the honor to be &c
U. S. GRANT
ALS, DNA, RG 94, ACP 4754/1885. Received Aug. 7, 1843. In accordance with normal procedure for USMA graduates, USG was commissioned a bvt. 2nd It. He was assigned to duty with the 4th Inf. at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., a few miles south of St. Louis. General accounts of the 4th Inf. and Jefferson Barracks are William H. Powell, A History of the Organization and Movements of the Fourth Regiment of Infantry ... ( Washington, 1871), and Henry W. Webb, "The Story of Jefferson Barracks," New Mexico Historical Review, XXI, 3 (July, 1946), 185-208.