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

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well do otherwise. She always enquires very particularly after you evry mail.

Give my love dearest Julia to your Pa & Ma and all the rest of the family. Tell Fred. to be a good boy and recollect his pa and mind evry thing his grand pa & ma tells him. Kiss him and Ulys for me and write a great deel about them. I will close here for the present hoping that before the Mail closes we will get the mail which has just come up and then I can let you know if I get anything.

Adieu dear wife
ULYS.

P. S. There is not a particle of hope of geting the Mail that come up in time to add anything to this If the Mail should come in time to give me five minuets I will write you another letter if it is only to tell you whether or not I have heard from you. Do not fret dear Julia about me. I am perfectly well and have entirely recovered from those attacks of cramp which I had a few weeks since. They amounted to nothing except they were painful. Adieu again dear dear Julia.

Your affectionate husband
ULYS

ALS, DLC-USG.

1.
Capt. Rufus Ingalls of Me., USMA 1843, served as asst. q. m. at Fort Vancouver, 1849-52.

To Julia Dent Grant

Columbia Barracks O. T.
January 4th 1853

DEAR WIFE;

The Mail has arrived and brought me a long letter from you in which you give me a long account of our dear little ones. How much I should like to see them! I had a long dream about Fred.

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