warmed by stoves, the pipes leading to the chimney going up from the kitchen.
U. S. GRANT
1st Lt. & Bvt. Capt. 4th Inf.y
A. A. Q. M.
ALS, Burton Historical Collection, MiD. Bvt. Capt. Irvin McDowell of Ohio, USMA 1838, who later commanded at Bull Run, was then asst. adjt. gen. at army headquarters, 2nd Department.
April 14th 1851
Your instructions of the 31st of March, requiring the sale of the public team, and discharge of the teamster &c. at this post, have been complied with.
I would most respectfully represent the necessity, and ask the favor, that the first part of your instructions, that requiring the discharge of the clerk, may be suspended.
In addition to my duties at the garrison I am now doing the duties of Asst. Qr. Mr. for the 2d Mil. Dept. which duties, alone, have been performed heretofore by an Asst. Quarter Master who has always been allowed the assistance of a clerk.
If the good of the service will permit this favor I feel assured that the Quarter Master General will allow it.
|I am Gen.|
|Your Obt. Svt.|
|To Bvt. Maj. Gen. T. S. Jesup||U. S. GRANT|
|Qr. Mr. Gen. U. S. A.||1st Lt. & Bvt. Capt 4th Infy|
|Washington D. C.||A. A. Q. M.|
ALS, DNA, RG 92, Consolidated Correspondence 254. Bvt. Maj. Ebenezer Sprote Sibley of Mich., USMA 1827, reported to Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S.
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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: 198.
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