is that?—Fred has said nothing about Helen
4 coming East. He
told me that when you went out she would have to leave your
fathers. Kisses for yourself and Jess. Gen. Hunter will deliver
this and tell you how we are living. Plain and well, surrounded
with mud. I do not say you must go but I see no particular reason
for your remaining longer. I shall certainly go to Washington but
once more and that will be to see you off. As soon as it is possible
for me to settle I will send for you and the children. Should we
be so fortunate as to whip the enemy well, I feel that after that
there will be no campaigning that I cannot direct from some one
April 18, 1864. On April 18, USG telegraphed to Secretary of War
Edwin M. Stanton. "Will you please send Mrs Grant word that Col Bowers will
not leave here for the west until wednsday to be prapared to leave on the wed-
nsday Evening train" Telegram received, USG 3.
For an account of the presence of C. S. A. Col. John S. Mosby near a train
carrying USG on May 4, see Memoirs, II, 141-42.
Probably someone associated with Sykes, Chadwick, and Co., operators
of Willard's Hotel in Washington. On Sept. 30, USG wrote to Maj. Gen. William
T. Sherman. "The bearer of this, Mr. C. A. Chadwick, one of the proprietors of
Willards Hotel, Washington, expects to visit Atlanta Ga. and is desirous of pay-
ing his respects to you whilst there. I am under obligations to Mr. Chadwick for
many acts of personal kindness and commend him to your attention with pleasure.
All attention shewn him amidst your many duties will be highly appreciated by
him and me also." ALS, deCoppet Collection, NjP.
Mrs. Frederick T. Dent, the former Helen Louise Lynde.
To Edwin M. Stanton
Culpepper, Apl. 18th 1864
HON E. M. STANTON,
SEC. OF WAR,
Your note of this date enclosing copy of M. Geoffroys
1 note to
the Hon. Sec. of State, together with the reply he proposes to make,