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

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

To Julia Dent Grant

Detroit Michigan
June 4th 1851

DEAREST JULIA.

I wrote you in my last that we had all been ordered away from here and that it was uncertain whether we would go to Sacket's Harbor or to Fort Niagara. We are still in suspense but I suppose this evenings mail will decide. Maj. Gore's Comp.y left for Gratiot last Friday. The Maj. and Mrs. Gore are still here. Mrs. Gore has a very fine daughter. 1

Day after to-morrow is the time set for our departure but I presume I shall not leave for several days after.

The Biddle house opened this morning and I commenced with them. Your letter from Bethel got here in due time and in answer to your fears relative to boarders let me tell you that there was no boarders but Col. Grayson Clarke a clerk and myself. I have the room I took over Mr. Rood's Book store yet and find it quite as pleasant as it would be at the hotel.

Capt. McDowell leaves to-day or to-morrow for Jeff. Bcks. I gave the Capt. your scarf. Mrs. McDowell will give you all the news from Detroit. Dont neglect to call upon her soon after her arrival.

Mrs. Whistler & Louisa 2 came strait for Detroit as soon as they heard that we were to be moved. I am very glad they were away when the order arrived. McConnell 3 got the Col. to apply to have our destination changed to Sackets Harbor and the old lady dislikes it very much. You know then as a matter of course that if she had been here the Col. would never have dared apply for the change.

There is no news of importance in Detroit. Col. Chapman 4 of the 5th Inf.y is here on his way to join his Regt. I sent some word to Fred. by him.

Dearest Julia I miss you very much and little Fred. too. You dont tell me whether he walks yet or not. Why dont you write

-204-

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?