cordingly did and would now respectfully ask for the approval of the Qr. Master General to the disbursment.
|I am Gen.|
|Your Obt. Svt.|
|U. S. GRANT|
|To Gen. T. S. Jesup||1st Lt. 4th Inf.y|
|Q. M. Gen. U. S. A.||Reg. 1 Q. M.|
ALS, DNA, RG 92, Letters Received, Clothing. See letter of Jan. 15, 1849. On Feb. 8, 1849, Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup replied to USG, "I have to acknowledge your letter of the 30th Ultimo, in answer to mine of the 23d January. Forward the account to this Office for examination." Copy, ibid., Letters Sent, Clothing. On Feb. 12, 1849, Jesup wrote to USG, "The Voucher for the purchase of Bed Sacks, accompanying your Quarterly Account Current, for 4th Qur 1848, has been received and examined and the disbursement is approved." Ibid. See Calendar, April 24, 1849.
Sackets Harbor N. Y.
February 10th 1849
I very respectfully represent to the commander of the 1st & 3d military Deparments, to be refered to the commander of the Eastern Division, the injustice which I immagine has been done me by ordering me from Detroit to this Post. I am Regimental Quarter Master, and have been, since the first creation of that appointment.
Owing to the scarsity of officers at this Post it might not appear as such manifest injustice were it not taken into account that another officer (Lt. H. D. Wallen) whos proper Company was at Madison Bck's at the time, was retained at Detroit to fill the proper duties of my office.
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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: 173.
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