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

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To Julia Dent Grant

Fort Humboldt
Humboldt Bay, Cal.
March 25th 1854

I have had just one solitary letter from you since I arrived at this place and that was written about October of last year. I cannot believe that you have neglected to write all this time but it does seem hard that I should not hear from you. I am afraid too that many of my letters do not reach you. The only way of mailing them is to give them to a Captain of a vessel to put them in the Post Office at San Francisco, which, if he does, they are all safe, but I have no doubt but that many times they never spend a second thought about letters entrusted to them.

April 3d After geting as far as I have done in this letter

I was interupted by the entrance of some officers, from continuing for the evening and as the bar at the outlet of the bay was so rough as to prevent vessels from going out for some days I have not taken it up until now. There has been no vessel going out since. The irregularity of mails is an annoyance which can only be appreciated by those who suffer from it. We here however do not suffer from it so much as at two or three stations in this (by government) neglected country. It is very much to be feared that even this last place is to be abandoned for another in the interior where none, or but very poor quarters, will be found. The best we can expect is to go to fort Jones 1 where the buildings were hastily run up by the soldiers. They are just rough log penns, covered over, with places for a door & window but left without these luxuries as well as without floors. Mrs. Collins was there for two or three months where she says she had to live in one of these penns cooking, eating, sleeping and receiving calls from officers, all in but one of these small apartments. Here we are better off having each two comfortable rooms, plastered and with a brick chimney, to each. Mr. Hunt

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant *
  • Ulysses S. Grant Association *
  • Contents *
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface xiv
  • Preface xviii
  • Acknowledgments xxvi
  • Introduction xxviii
  • Editorial Procedure xxxiii
  • Chronology xxxvii
  • Enlistment 3
  • To R. Mckinstry Griffith 4
  • To Col. Joseph Totten 8
  • To Capt. Charles F. Smith 9
  • To Carey and Hart 11
  • To Carey and Hart 11
  • Boycott Notice 12
  • Dialectic Society Certificate 21
  • Oath of Office 21
  • To Adjutant General's Office 22
  • To Bvt. Brig. Gen. Roger Jones 23
  • To Julia Dent 23
  • To Mrs. George B. Bailey 27
  • To Julia Dent 29
  • To Julia Dent 33
  • To Julia Dent 37
  • To Robert Hazlitt 39
  • To Julia Dent 40
  • To Bvt. Brig. Gen. Roger Jones 42
  • To Julia Dent 43
  • To Julia Dent 45
  • To Julia Dent 47
  • To Julia Dent 50
  • To Julia Dent 51
  • To Julia Dent 53
  • To Julia Dent 56
  • To Julia Dent 58
  • To Julia Dent 61
  • To Bvt. Capt. W. W. S. Bliss 64
  • To Julia Dent 64
  • To Julia Dent 66
  • To Julia Dent 69
  • To Julia Dent 70
  • To Julia Dent 72
  • To Julia Dent 74
  • To Julia Dent 76
  • To Bvt. Brig. Gen. Roger Jones 80
  • To Julia Dent 80
  • To Julia Dent 83
  • To Julia Dent 84
  • To Julia Dent 87
  • To Julia Dent 90
  • To Julia Dent 92
  • To John W. Lowe 94
  • To Julia Dent 99
  • To Julia Dent 101
  • To Julia Dent 103
  • To Julia Dent 104
  • To Bvt. Col. John Garland 106
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 107
  • To Julia Dent 108
  • To Julia Dent 110
  • To Julia Dent 112
  • To Julia Dent 114
  • To Julia Dent 116
  • To Julia Dent 118
  • To ( Mrs. Thomas L. Hamer) 121
  • Unknown Addressee 122
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 122
  • To Julia Dent 123
  • To Julia Dent 125
  • To Julia Dent 129
  • To Julia Dent 131
  • Addressee Unknown 134
  • Resignation Endorsement 134
  • To John W. Lowe 135
  • To Julia Dent 138
  • To Julia Dent 141
  • To Julia Dent 142
  • Addressee Unknown 143
  • Addressee Unknown 145
  • To Julia Dent 146
  • To Julia Dent 148
  • To Julia Dent 150
  • To Julia Dent 153
  • To Julia Dent 155
  • To Bvt. Brig. Gen. Roger Jones 158
  • To Julia Dent 158
  • To Julia Dent 160
  • Sworn Statement 162
  • To Julia Dent 163
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 165
  • To Maj. Gen. Zachary Taylor 166
  • To Colonel 166
  • To Captain 167
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 167
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 168
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 169
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 170
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 171
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 171
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 172
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar Fingal Winship 173
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. George Gibson 174
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar Fingal Winship 175
  • To Julia Dent Grant 178
  • To Julia Dent Grant 179
  • To Julia Dent Grant 180
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar F. Winship 181
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. George Gibson 182
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 183
  • To Julia Dent Grant 184
  • To Mr. Earl 185
  • To Julia Dent Grant 186
  • To Julia Grant and Ellen Dent 188
  • To P. Clayton 190
  • To P. Clayton 192
  • To Bvt. Brig. Gen. Thomas Lawson 193
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar F. Winship 194
  • Deposition 195
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 195
  • To Bvt. Capt. Irvin Mcdowell 196
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 198
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 199
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 200
  • To Julia Dent Grant 200
  • To Julia Dent Grant 202
  • To Julia Dent Grant 204
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 206
  • To Julia Dent Grant 206
  • To Julia Dent Grant 208
  • To Julia Dent Grant 209
  • To Julia Dent Grant 211
  • Advertisement for Wood 213
  • To Julia Dent Grant 214
  • To Julia Dent Grant 215
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar Fingal Winship 217
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar Fingal Winship 218
  • To Julia Dent Grant 219
  • To Julia Dent Grant 220
  • To Julia Dent Grant 222
  • To Julia Dent Grant 224
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 226
  • To Julia Dent Grant 226
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 228
  • To Lt. Col. Charles Thomas 229
  • To J. Earl Jr 229
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 230
  • To J. Earl Jr 231
  • To Bvt. Lt. Col. J. B. Grayson 231
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 232
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 233
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 234
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 234
  • To Julia Dent Grant 235
  • To Julia Dent Grant 237
  • To Julia Dent Grant 239
  • To Julia Dent Grant 242
  • To Julia Dent Grant 242
  • To Julia Dent Grant 245
  • To Julia Dent Grant 247
  • To Julia Dent Grant 247
  • Contract 249
  • Statement 251
  • To Julia Dent Grant 251
  • To Julia Dent Grant 254
  • To Julia Dent Grant 256
  • To Julia Dent Grant 258
  • To Board of Survey 261
  • To Julia Dent Grant 262
  • To Julia Dent Grant 265
  • To Julia Dent Grant 267
  • To Julia Dent Grant 269
  • To Bvt. Capt. Thomas R. Mcconnell 271
  • To Julia Dent Grant 274
  • To Julia Dent Grant 277
  • To Julia Dent Grant 279
  • To Julia Dent Grant 281
  • To Charles M. Conrad 283
  • To Dr. John S. Griffin 284
  • Certificate 284
  • To Julia Dent Grant 285
  • To Julia Dent Grant 287
  • To Julia Dent Grant 290
  • To George Gibbs 293
  • To Julia Dent Grant 294
  • To Julia Dent Grant 296
  • To Julia Dent Grant 299
  • To Julia Dent Grant 301
  • To Julia Dent Grant 303
  • To Julia Dent Grant 305
  • Recommendation for Margaret Getz 308
  • To Maj. Osborn Cross 308
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 311
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. George Gibson 312
  • To Bvt. Maj. E. D. Townsend 313
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 314
  • To Julia Dent Grant 315
  • To Julia Dent Grant 316
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 318
  • To Bvt. Maj. E. D. Townsend 319
  • To Julia Dent Grant 320
  • To Julia Dent Grant 322
  • To Bvt. Maj. E. D. Townsend 325
  • To Julia Dent Grant 326
  • To Col. Samuel Cooper 328
  • To Col. S. Cooper 329
  • To 1st Lt. Joseph B. Collins 331
  • To Julia Dent Grant 332
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 333
  • To Bvt. Maj. E. D. Townsend 333
  • To Jesse Root Grant 334
  • To Jesse Root Grant 336
  • To Mary Grant 338
  • Pawn Ticket 339
  • To Mary Grant 340
  • To Col. John O'Fallon 342
  • To Mary Grant 343
  • To Jesse Root Grant 344
  • To John F. Long 345
  • To Jesse Root Grant 345
  • Manumission of Slave 347
  • To Board of County Commissioners 348
  • To Jesse Root Grant 350
  • To Jesse Root Grant 351
  • To Simpson Grant 353
  • To Hon. J. H. Lightner 354
  • To Julia Dent Grant 355
  • To Mr. Davis 357
  • To Julia Dent Grant 358
  • Addressee Unknown 359
  • Calendar *
  • Index *
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