pleasantly. We have an old woman about fifty years old to cook for us and a boy to take care of our horses so that we live as well as though we were out of the woods—Mr. Hazlitt wishes to be remembered to all of you. He says that you must write to him right off. —I hear from Fred. very often. He was well the last time he wrote. Julia you must answer this quick wont you ? I know you can. Give my love to all the family
Camp Salubrity La.
March 11th 1845
I have rec'd my commission as a Bvt. 2d Lieut. in the army of the U. States and hasten to acknowledge my acceptance of the rank it confers.
|I am Sir|
|Your Obt Svt.|
|U S Grant|
|To Gen. R. Jones Adj. Gen.||Bvt. 2d Lt. 4th Inf|