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

By John Y. Simon | Go to book overview
Save to active project

of it in much less time than I have been at it. I believe I have told you before that of all the countries and all the climates on Earth no other people are so blessed by Nature as the inhabitants of this part of Mexico. 1 The church has all the power, all the wealth 2 I think I would be safe in saying that three fourths of the expence of building Puebla has been in churches and church property. —When we will move towards Mexico is not known unless it is by the Commanding-General. We hear a great many reports of there being a strong peace party in the city of Mexico who are only waiting our approach to come out boldly but I do not know how true it is. I have not seen Fred. for a day or two but I know he is well. Give my love to all at White Haven. I will close this with a P. S. when I find I can mail it

Yours most Devotedly
ULYSSES
Julia

August 8th P. S. I have not yet had an opportunity of mailing this letter and do not know when I will have—To morrow we start for the City of Mexico where no doubt we will have another big fight. Rest assured my Dearest Julia I will not let an opportunity of geting out of Mexico escape me after I have once seen the Capittal.

U

ALS, DLC-USG.

1.
Two lines crossed out.
2.
One-half line crossed out.

Addressee Unknown

[Aug. 22, 1847]

I wondered what must be the emotions of General Scott, thus surrounded by the plaudits of his army. 1 The ovation was genuine, and from the hearts of his men. This has been the greatest

-143-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: 1837-1861 - Vol. 1
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 458

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?