bly get a Captaincy. —I got a letter from Fred. a few days ago. He is well and is now looking out for promotion. He is anxious to get to the 4th I[nf.y] and says that if he is not promoted to it h[e] intends to make a transfer to get to it if he can. —Dont neglect to write to me often Julia. If you have but a little to write say that, it gives me so much pleasure even to see your name in your own hand writing. About the time you get this I will be on the march (on foot of course) between this and San Isabel or Francis Isabel. In the evenings just think that one who loves you above all on this Earth is then resting on the ground (thinking of Julia) after a hard days march. —Give my love to Ellen Emmy and the rest at White Haven.
|Your most affectionately|
|U S GRANT|
Corpus Christi Texas
Feb. 7th 1846
I have just been delighted by a long and interesting letter from my Dear Julia and although I wrote to you but two or three days ago I answer this with my usual punctuality. You say you write me letter for letter well I am satisfied that my love is returned and you know how anxious one is to hear often from