early as possible; and if nothing more, a Post Script from the Young ladies. Ladies are always so much better at giving the news than others, and then there is nothing doing or said about Georgetown that I would not like to hear. They could tell me of all the weddings &c. &c. that are talked of. Give my love to evry body in Georgetown.
|LT. U S GRANT|
|To Mrs. G. B. Bailey|
P. S. I give my title in signing this not because I wish people to know what it is, but because I want to get an answer to this and put it there that a letter may be directed so as to get to me
Facsimile in Frank A. Burr, A New, Original and Authentic Record of the Life and Deeds of General U. S. Grant ... ( Cleveland : 1885), pp. 93-99. Mrs. Bailey, wife of Dr. George B. Bailey, lived across the street from the Grants in Georgetown. Her sons were playmates of USG, and the departure of Bartlett Bailey from West Point provided a vacancy for USG.
Camp Salubrity La.
July 28th 1844
MY DEAR JULIA.
Mr. Higgins 1 has just arrived from Jefferson Barracks and brings word that he saw you well on the 4th Inst. He delivered your message and says that he promised to bring some letters from you but supposes that you expected him out at your house