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

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to above will ever be met with. I will continue to think that when my Regiment is permanant at some post where the officers have their families that you will consent to go there too, and there will be no serious objections made. We have loved each other now so long and without any abatement, so far as I am able to answer, that it seems to me they

(I mean your Father & Mother) must agree that even admiting that we might possibly be unhappy after marriage we would be still more so were they to break off the engagement. I say we because I measure your love by my own Julia. It may be vanity but I do not think so.

It is now 8 o'clock A. M. and I have to march on Guard this morning so that I can have but a few minuets more to write.

I have been reading the Wandering Jew but I have only got 15 Numbers of it. 2 If you have the numbers after fifteen will you send them to me

I have no way of geting them except by writing to my friends to send them and what one more properly than Julia ?

Give my love to Ellen. Ask her how Mr. some one in the country is coming on. Write soon and very often and I will do the same—Adieu

Your most affectionate
Julia ULYSSES

ALS, DLC-USG.

1.
Caroline O'Fallon, daughter of Col. John O'Fallon of St. Louis, was a close friend of Julia Dent.
2.
See letter of [Oct., 1845].

To Julia Dent

Corpus Christi Texas
Jan. 2d 1846

MY DEAR JULIA

I have just returned from a tour of one month through Texas, and on my return I find but one single letter from my Dear Julia

-66-

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