of laxity on the part of the commanding officer of your Post, in granting Furloughs and leaves of absence. Hereafter you willgrant no furloughs or leaves of absence except in cases of the most extreme necessity and free passes in no cases whatever. Your attention is directed to General order No 6 a printed copy of which is herewith enclosed, and you are respectfully requested to cause its strict observance and enforcement at your Head Quarters" Copies, DLC‐ USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 78; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. See letter to Capt. John C. Kelton, Aug. 25, 1861.
Head Quarters, Cairo Ill.|
September 14th 1861|
|GEN. L. THOMAS|
|ADJ. GEN. U. S. A.|
|WASHINGTON D. C.|
In accordance with your instructions of the 22d of August, 1 received but a few days ago, I have taken the prescribed oath and enclose it herewith properly authenticated.
Under the same instructions I also have the honor to inform you that my age is Thirty-nine years & four months, was born in Ohio, residence Galena Ill.
I am Sir, very respectfully
Your Obt. Svt.
U. S. GRANT
Brig. Gen. U. S. A.
ALS, Mrs. Walter Love, Flint, Mich. The oath was attested to at Cairo, Sept. 14, 1861. DS, DNA, RG 94, Letters Received.
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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: 257.
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