Camp Near Matamoras
March 29th 1846
I have the honor of acknowledging the receipt of my commission as a 2d Lieutenant in the 4th U. S. Infantry.
|Gen. R. Jones||Your Obt. Svt|
|Adj Gen||U S GRANT|
|U. S. A.||2d Lt. 4th Infy|
ALS, DNA, RG 94, ACP 4754/1885. Rec'd April 17, 1846. The commission dated from Sept. 30, 1845, when the 4th Inf. was first fully assembled in Texas.
Camp Near Matamoras Tex.
April 20th 1846
MY DEAREST JULIA
I have just rec'd your letter of the 19th of last month. You may Judge efwith how much gratification when I tell you that it is the first letter I have got from you for about ten or twelve weeks with the exception of a few lines about seven weeks ago which come along with the copy of the Wandering Jew you sent me. 1 Evry thing is very quiet here. We are only seperated by a narrow stream from one of the largest Cities of Mexico yet not a soul dare cross. Evry thing looks beliggerent to a spectator but I believe there will be no fight. The Mexicans are busily engaged in throwing up fortifications on their side and we are engaged the same way on ours. Occationally they make a threa[t] but as yet their threats have all ended in bombast. I believe I told you of their threats when we cross the Colorado ?
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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: 80.
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