Wallen. Bvt. Maj. John H. Gore, June 26, 1848, swore to the facts USG had presented. 1st Lt. Floyd-Jones swore "that I assisted Lieut. U. S. Grant ... in counting a bag of Money that he brought into his quarters sometime early in the month of June. The amount was exactly one thousand Dollars, which we (Lieut. Grant and myself) put in a bag and the said Lieut. Grant took the money and said he would place it in Captain Alvords trunk—We understood afterwards that the money was placed in the trunk of Captain Gore...."2nd Lt. John De Russy of N. Y., USMA 1847, swore "On or about the night of the 16th of June, whilst encamped in the vicinity of Puebla the trunk containing said funds was stolen from the tent of Capt. Gore, this whilst Capt. Gore and myself were both sleeping in the tent."
Exoneration by board of inquiry did not relieve USG of the necessity of reimbursing the government. On Jan. 30, 1849, David Fisher of Wilmington, Ohio, presented the House of Representatives with "The Memorial of U. S. Grant, of the United States Army, praying to be released from further payment to the government, of public moneys which were stolen from him near Jalapa, in Mexico; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs." House Journal, 30-2, p. 345. The same petition was reintroduced in the next congress by Jonathan Morris of Batavia, Ohio, the son of Jesse Grant's friend, Senator Thomas Morris. Ibid., 31-1, p. 1073. Again no action resulted. See letter of June 20, 1852.
August 7th 1848
MY DEAREST JULIA
I have just arrived at home and find all my family in good health. They had not recieved my letter written from the mouth of the Ohio so I took them all by surprise. About seven miles from home a young lady took passage in the same stage with [me] and hearing that my name was Grant enquired if I was not a brother of Virginia Grant's. She said that she had been at the same boarding-school with my sister and would call and see her while the stages were changing. From this we got into conversation and rode quietly up to my fathers house where I was quite attentive in assisting the young lady out and looking after