We, the undersigned, do hereby agree that we will purchase nothing from John DeWitt after this date, except what we have already ordered, or whatever is absolutely necessary, the reason being supposed manifest to every one.
|JOHN H. GRELAUD,||J. JONES REYNOLDS,|
|C. J. COUTS,||L. NEILL,|
|ISAAC F. QUINBY,||JOHN PRESTON JOHNSTONE,|
|N. ELTING,||J. J. PECK,|
|R. S. RIPLEY,||H. R. SELDON,|
|GEORGE STEVENS,||A. CROZET,|
|G. DESHON,||F. GARDNER,|
|F. T. DENT,||L. B. WOOD,|
|HENRY F. CLARKE,||T. L. CHADBOURNE,|
|J. H. POTTER,||E. HOWE,|
|R. HAZLITT,||S. G. FRENCH,|
|HENRY M. JUDAH,||J. C. MC FERREN,|
|W. K. VAN BOKKELEN,||RUFUS INGALLS,|
|GEORGE C. MC CLELLAND,||W. B. FRANKLIN,|
|U. H. GRANT,||JOSEPH ASFORDD.|
|C. G. MERCHANT,|
West Point, April 15, 1843.
Samuel G. French, Two Wars: An Autobiography (Nashville, 1901), p. 16. All signers were members of USMA class of 1843 except Joseph Asfordd, who has not been identified. John DeWitt was post sutler. In a letter to Isaac F. Quinby, Sept. 16, 1889, Rufus Ingalls says: "Did we not cut old DeWitt because he caused some of us to be reported?" Ibid., pp. 16-17.