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

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To Julia Dent Grant

Sackets Harbor N. Y.
June 29th 1851

DEAREST JULIA

After a lapse of more than one month I at length recieved a letter from you yesterday. I do not see that you had any excuse whatever for not writing before. It seems that you had stayed in the city some days and then moved to the country and remained there some time before writing. 1 My dearest dont you know that I must have been very uneasy all that time ? I knew that you had left Bethel, alone, and that dear little Fred. had been sick and was so liable to be so again. Do not neglect to write for so long a time again. I have written to you very often and I suppose you think all is well so long as you hear from me. But I shant scold any more until you neglect me again.

I am highly delighted with Sacket's Harbor and only hope that we may remain here for a long time to come. The people are very clever and there are several very pleasant families in the garrison. We all amuse ourselvs by riding over the country fishing, sailing &c. Evry few days the ladies get up a picknick and take a sail. At Sacket's Harbor we are within half a day of Niagar Falls the same time from N. York City and within a day of Montreall or Boston. Next week I am going down to Montreall and Quebeck Canada to spend a few days. My next letter will probably be from Quebec. If I see anything interesting to write about I will give you a full account If Ellen was here now she would have a fine opportunity of seeing the finest cities in Canada.

Col. Whistler and family are here. They are all well and the same as ever. The old woman knows the price of eggs and chickens here as well as the oldest inhabitants though she has not commenced keeping house. Mr. Hunt is not very well. McConnell made up his mind to be disgusted with Sacket's Harbor so he is not now willing to see anything good in the place.

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