Feb.y 11th 1863
Will you be kind enough to forward the enclosed letter to Dr. Hamline of the Sanitary Agency.
Dr. Hamline lives in Cincinnati but has been spending most of his time in this Dept. for the last six or eight months.
I do not know where a letter would and send this to you in hopes you may know.
By attending to this you will much oblige
U. S. GRANT
ALS, Robb Papers, IHi. See preceding letter. For Maj. Thomas P. Robb, see Calendar, July 3 1, 1862.
Lake Providence La Feb 12. 1863
MAJ GENL J B MCPHERSON
COMMDG 17TH ARMY CORPS
I have just arrived here expecting when I started to find you, and to spend a day or two with you Before arriving however, from a mail taken from a Boat down from Memphis I learned that you had not transportation for a Division
I send you tonight the Tatum, and tomorrow will send all the Boats here, and also order all that can be spared from Helena. You may bring Quinby's Division as soon as possible, do not