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

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of Customs at Astoria. Vernon Carstenson, ed., "Pacific Northwest Letters of George Gibbs," Oregon Historical Quarterly, LIV, 3 (Sept., 1953), 190-239.

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Capt. Christopher Colon Augur of Mich., USMA 1843, was seeking the best route to Fort Jones on the Scott River, Calif.
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Fort Yuma, Calif., was on the Colorado River, opposite the mouth of the Gila. For Fort Hall, see preceding letter.

To Julia Dent Grant

Columbia Barracks O. T.
March 19th 1853

MY DEAR JULIA:

I have just recieved a long letter from you of the 20th of January from which I am happy to hear that you and our dear little boys, as well as all our friends, are quite well. How much I should like to see Fred. and Ulys.! I have no doubt but Fred. must have become very interesting by this time; and Ulysses too will soon be standing alone and attempting to talk. If there was any prospect of my being promoted to one of the companies at this place how much I would be delighted to have you here. There is not a more delightful place in the whole country and it has never been your fortune to witness any thing like such scenery. Evry body presents a perfect picture of health. I have grown out of my clothes entirely and am still geting larger. I take a great deel of exercise, and, I flatter myself, to some purpose. I have in the ground a field of barley evry grain of which I sewed with my own hands. The ground is already broken for twenty acres of potatoes, and a few acres for onions and other vegitables. I shall do all the ploughing myself all summer. You know besides my farming operation I have a large quantity of Steamboat wood cut for which I get $2 50 per cord more than it cost me to get it cut. It has to be howled but a short distance and that is done with my own private horses and wagon. Besides these speculations Capts. Wallen, McConnell and myself are

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