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

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To Col. S. Cooper

Fort Humboldt,
Humboldt Bay, Cal.
April 11th 1854.

COL.

I very respectfully tender my resignation of my commission as an officer of the Army, and request that it may take effect from the 31st July next.

I am Col.
Very Respectfully
To Col. S. Cooper Your Obt. Svt.
Adj. Gen. U. S. A. U. S. GRANT
Washington D. C. Capt. 4th Inf.y

ALS, DNA, RG 94, ACP 4754/1885. The document is inconsistent with accounts that Bvt. Lt. Col. Robert C. Buchanan had previously held an undated resignation. Endorsements read,

Respectfully forwarded, with the recommendation that it be accepted.

ROBT. C. BUCHANAN

Bvt. Lt. Col. Capt. 4th Inf Commdg

Head Quarters, Detacht 4th Inf
Fort Humboldt, Cal. Apl 11th 1854

Hd. Qrs. Dept. of the Pacific

San Francisco, April 22/54.

Approved and respectfully forwarded.

JOHN E. WOOL

Major General

Head Qrs. of the Army N. Y. 26. May 1854.

Respectfully forwarded By command of Maj. Gen. Scott. IRVIN McDOWELL Asst. Adjt. Genl.

It is respectfully recommended that Capt. Grant's resignation be accepted, to take effect as tendered July 31, 1854. The enclosed

paper, dated May 29th, shows the state of Capt. G's accounts with the Treasury.

A. G. Office, May 30/54. S. COOPER Adj. Genl.

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