of mine that it was stolen it would be but justice that Government should loose the amount and not me.
|Your Obt. Svt.|
|Gen. T. S. Jesup||U S GRANT|
|Qr. Mr. Gen||2d Lt. 4th If.y|
|Washington D. C.||A. A. Q. M.|
ALS, USG 3. There is no further correspondence concerning these stolen funds although a similar theft in June, 1848, became the subject of a claim presented to Congress. See document of June 27, 1848.
Camp Palo Alto Texas
Feb. 1st 1846 
MY DEAREST JULIA
From the heading of my letter you will see that since my last the 4th Inf.y has materially changed its Position. Two days before we left Monteray we thought we were stationary for some time to come but as soon as Gen. Scott took command evrything was changed and now here we are prepairing to embark, I believe, for a small Island 1 laying between Tampico and Vera Cruze no doubt soon to make a decent upon the City of Vera Cruze. As soon as we are stationary I will write again. I am affraid Julia that you do not get all my letters for I see that at home they get none of them. Evry few weeks I get a letter from there beging me to write. They say they have not had a letter from me since the troops went to Monteray. Of course I have written a number. At Vera Cruze we will probably have a desperate fight but our little Army goes so much better prepaired than it has ever done before that there is no doubt as to the result. I fear though that there is so much pride in the Mexican char