Your letter requesting a pass for Chas. & Edward to visit these Hd Qrs. is just received and I hasten to comply with your request. I regret that I am not keeping house so as to entertain them myself but I will do all I can to make their time pass pleasantly. At present I am boarding with a private family just over the stre[et] from my office and have but a single room. Mrs. Grant however may be here before they arrive in which case I go to another place, still a private family, but where there are no other boarders and where there is plenty of room. I can then take them in and make them comfortable. Write to me in advance, or telegraph, when they start so that I can meet them at the cars. —If Julia should be here why not let "sis," (I dont know her name) come along?—Julia is still suffering from her eyes. My kindest regards to all your family.
U. S. GRANT
ALS, ICHi. On Feb. 15, 1864, Samuel K. Page, Louisville, had written to USG. "My Son Charles is yet confined to his room. he is very feeble his doctors recommend a change as soon as his health will allow it, I therefore will ask the favour of sending to me a pass for Charles A Page & Edward. W. Page to come to your head Quarters. I do think a change will help him. he is now near 4 weeks confined, and I think of he was weighed this day he would not weigh 60#. My own health is good and the balance of the family" ALS, USG 3. For information on the Page family, see letter to Julia Dent Grant, April 3, 1862.
Nashville March 1st 1864.
GOVERNOR T. E BRAMLETTE
The memorial of the Senators and Representatives of the Counties of Graves, Hickman, Fulton, McCracken, Bullard Marshall