send you any money this month as it will take all my savings to make up the amount I authorized you to draw from Mr. Safford.
Orly Ross paid me and I sent $40 00 a few days ago by Capt. Rowley to be placed to your credit. There is about $130 00 rent to be paid in Galena which will have to be deducted out of the deposites made. I have written to Orvil on that point.
Give my love to all at home. Write often to your long absent husband.
Head Quarters, Army of the Ten.
Camp Near Corinth, Miss.
June 1st 1862
HON. E. M. STANTON
SEC. OF WAR
WASHINGTON D. C.
It is with great pleasure that I recommend to the War Department 1st Lieut. Wm. G. Pinckard of the 9th Ill. Vol. Infantry for the appointment of Assistant Quartermaster.
Lieut. Pinckard is now performing the duties of Assistant Quartermaster, and has for several months, under orders first given, assigning him to those duties, by the late Maj. Gen. C. F. Smith.
It is with increased solicitude that I make this recommendation knowing that it was the earnest desire of Gen. Smith that Mr. Pinckard should receive the appointment now asked.
I am Sir, very [re]spectfully
your obt. svt.
U. S. GRANT