and indeed all your letters, show your willingness to accompany me to any permanant Military post. It is very pleasant to hear such confessions from the one we love and in return I have to say that I would make any sacrifice for my Julias happiness. But what an uninteresting letter I am writing you it seems to me that the more I write the worse I get. —I have not heard from Fred. since I have been in Texas. I have written to him once and I think twice since he wrote to me last. Tel him he must write soon. Fred is now about 3d for promotion. There has been two resignations at Corpus Christi that he has not heard of. —Mr. Ridgely and Mr. Sykes 1 have gone to St. Louis on a sick leave; if I had known sooner that they were going I would have sent a letter by them.
I have written you several letters that remain [u]nanswered so I shall look for an[other] letter [in] evry Mail. Give my love to all at White Haven. Soon I hope to see you again my dear dear Julia and let us hope that it will be to never separate again for so long a time or by so great a distance.
ALS, DLC-USG, postmarked New Orleans, Jan. 23, 1846.
Corpus Christi Texas
Feb 5th 1846
MY DEAR JULIA
Two or three Mails have arrived at Corpus Christi in the last few days and by each I confidently expected a letter from you, but each time I was disappointed. As a consolation then I come to my tent and got out all the letters yo[u have] ever written me—How many do you think they amounted to ? only 11 Julia,
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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: 70.
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