that I understand that you do not intend writing to me any more and of course cant expect me to be writingto you. If you direct your letters to me at N. Orleans La. or Corpus Christi Texas they will be forwarded to where I am. This makes five letters I have written you since I was in Mo. wont you in turn write me one immediately and another in two or three weeks after? Give my love to all your fathers and your Aunt Fieldings families.
|Julia||U S GRANT|
P. S. We will start for Texas in the course of three or four days. While you are reading this I will be thinking of you at Corpus Christi, that is if so fortunate as to get there safely. In a few months I shall hope to be back promoted. I now have but three now between me and promotion; a few months ago I had nine or ten, dream of me Julia and rest assured that what I have heard has not weight enough to chang my love for you in the slightest.
U S G to Julia
ALS, DLC-USG, envelope marked "Politeness of Mrs. Wallen."
Corpus Christi Texas
Sept. 14th 1845
MY DEAR JULIA
I have just recieved your letter of the 21st ultimo in which you reproach me so heavily for not writing to you oftener. You know my Dear Julia that I never let two days pass over after recieving a letter from you without answering it; But we are so far separated now that we should not be contented with writing