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

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Dear Julia, is that you may feel as contented and as little alarm as I do. If I could but see and talk to you frequently Julia I would not care to be any place else. How happy we must both be after so long a separation, when we meet again. How often I think of our pleasant walks & rides & talks!—It has been two or three days since I wrote the above. Since that reports continue to reach us which leaves but little doubt that we will have a big fight at Monteray. Fred. is not yet with us but I am expecting him now evry day. How anxious I am to see this affair over that I may go back and be with my Dea[r] Julia again! I will write to you evry opport[unit]y I have of Mailing a letter after we leave this, and I shall expect a letter from you Julia by evry Mail that reaches us. Even then I fear I will not hear from you half as often as formerly. I have not been very well for a few days and have been busy in my new duties. I am Quarter Master to the Regiment. 1 Give my love to all at White Haven Tell Ellen that Mr Dilworth 2 speaks of her very often. Adieu My Dearest Julia—

U S GRANT
Julia

ALS, DLC-USG.

1.
USG had commanded Co. C since July 22, 1846, but relinquished com- mand on Aug. 14, 1846 (according to the co. muster), or Aug. 16, 1846 (accord- ing to the regt. muster), to become act. asst. q. m. For USG protest against q. m. duties, see following letter.
2.
2nd Lt. Rankin Dilworth of Ohio, USMA 1844.

To Bvt. Col. John Garland

[August, 1846]

I respectfully protest against being assigned to a duty which removes me from sharing in the dangers and honors of service

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