July 3 1 st 1861|
|S. R. BUCKMASTER, ESQ.|
Having no acquaintances in Alton and wishing a small favor from some one there I take the liberty of addressing you. I have had a small package of money sent me by express and I understand it is in your city in the hands of the Ex Agt. I wrote a letter several days ago to have it forwarded to this place but it has not yet arrived. The favor I would ask is that you, if it does not put you to too much trouble, would see the Express Agt. and tell him to forward to this place at once as I may be ordered from here shortly.
You will confer a favor on me by attending to this and put me under many obligations.
Your Obt. Svt.
U. S. GRANT
Col. 21st Ill. Vols.
ALS, deCoppet Collection, NjP. Samuel A. Buckmaster, an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor of Ill. in 1860, was elected speaker of the Ill. House of Representatives in 1863. On July 13, 19, 1861, USG had written to his wife that his regt. would be encamped at Alton, Ill.
Head Quarters Military Dist.|
Mexico, Aug. 3d 1861|
|LT. COL. ELLIS|
|15TH ILL. VOLS|
Your Command being without bread it will be necessary to procure it on the road. To do this you will get all you can find
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Publication information: Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April-September 1861. Volume: 2. Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication year: 1969. Page number: 78.
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