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

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us as mere lovers ? Of course though you know that I meant I hoped that it would not be long until I would be with you and then it would not be necessary to write. But in the mean time write very often as I do. I do not know that you get all my letters, but I write very often. Does Sarah Walker take the death of Mr. Terrett very hard? 5 You say she used to get very long letters from him! Are all well at White Have ? Give them my love and write to me soon. Dream of me and tell me your dreams. When you wrote kiss on your letter I kissed before I knew whether you had kissed it or not, and frequently after Tell Ellen I will pay her off for trying to play a trick off on me. you say it was her wrote the word on the corner of the sheet of paper. I wrote to Fred. a short time a go and sent him his commission and a letter that I have had for him a long time. Farewell Dearest Julia, I shall write to you again in about one week and my next

after that will as likely be from Tampico as any place els

ULYSSES
Julia

ALS, DLC-USG.

1.
Bvt. Maj. Gen. William Jenkins Worth of N. Y.
2.
This letter has not been located.
3.
Sisters of USG.
4.
Four lines crossed out.
5.
See letter of Sept. 23, 1846.

To Julia Dent

Monteray Mexico
December 27th 1846

MY DEAREST JULIA

Again I write you from Monteray. You know I told you that my next letter would probably be written from some place far away. The troops moved as I expected but the 4th Inf.y and one company of Artillery was left to Garrison this city and will

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