May 26th 1847
MY DEAREST JULIA
I wrote you a long letter a few days ago and marked it No 1 and now I will write you again believing that it is doubtful if the other ever reaches. There are no troops going from here to Vera Cruze and the road is so infested with Mexican armed men that a mail stands but a small chance of reaching there, but coming this way they are well guarded with the new troops that are constantly arriving I cannot venture to write you as I otherwise would lest some day my letter might be in the hands of the enemy. I am very well and so is Fred. I saw him this morning. As I told you in my other letter, Puebla is a beautiful, large, and well built city, surpassing anything we had seen before in Mexico. The climate is delightful but yet I long very much to be back to my old home and particularly to the first home I had after entering the army. You must write me long letters my Dearest Julia and expect short ones for a short time until the line from here to the sea coast is more safe. Remember me to all at White Haven and wish for my speedy return to the states. I will closeing this hoping that you may recieve my other letter yet fearing that you will not.
My Dearest Julia Adieu
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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: 141.
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