tants are concerned. Ark. & Louisiana will soon be in the same happy frame of mind.
I shall hope to hear from you soon.
U. S. GRANT
ALS, USG 3.
July 29th 1863,
I will go out and see you soon. Mrs. Grant will go out when Mrs Sherman arrives. Nothing new. Did you receive a dispatch from me about furnishing transportation for supplies to Raymond? 1 Our troops passing through there have left the country destitute both of transportation and subsistence. I am sending the required supplies out and authorized you to turn over to them to keep transportation taken from the country if you have it if not send the stores out by our teams they to be returned.
U. S. GRANT
Maj. Gen. Com
ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Dept. of the Tenn. Incomplete in O. R., I, xxiv, part 3, 559. On July 29, 1863, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, "Big Black," telegraphed to USG. "Am at R R bridge is there anything new Rain washed away our bridges over Clear Creek but will repair at once if you Mrs Grant & children will visit me I can meet you here at any time appointed with Carriage & Saddle horses." Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Dept. of the Tenn. On Aug. 1, Sherman telegraphed to USG. "I will meet you at 9. a. m. at the R. R. Bridge, with led horses. Will Mrs. Grant come? I can have an elegant carriage for her and children, and our Palace will accommodate a retinue of any size. If convenient I would