ployed but expect to have a place in the Custom House from the 1st of next month. My name has been forwarded for the appointment of Superintendent, which, if I do not get, will not probably be filled atal. In that case there is a vacant desk which I may get that pays $1200 pr. annum. 2 The other will be worth from $1500 to $1800 and will occupy but little time.
Remember me to all at home. There is a gentleman here who has lands in San Antonio de Bexar Co. Texas, that would like to get you, should you go there this Winter, to look after them. If you go, and will attend to his business, drop me a line and he will furnish me all the papers, and instructions, to forward to you.
U. S. GRANT
P. S. The man that has your horse is Capt. Covington,owner of a row of six thr[ee] story brick houses in this city and the probabilities are that he intends to give me an order on his agt. for the money on th[e] 1st of the month when the rents are paid. At all eve[nts] I imagine the horse is perfectly safe.
U. S. G.
ALS, deCoppet Collection, NjP.
St. Louis, Feb.y 13th 1860
HON. J. H. LIGHTNER:
PRES. BOARD COUNTY COMRS;
Should the office of County Engineer be vacated by the will of your Hon. body I would respectfully renew the application
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Publication information: Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: 1837-1861. Volume: 1. Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication year: 1967. Page number: 354.
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