Sept 12th 1848
I have just had returned to me an application for an extension of leave of absence together with Orders No 49 which state that leaves of absence are granted by Div. Commanders. I have the honor therefore very respectfully to request an extension of two months to the leave already granted by Gen. Taylor.
I would at the same time submit this application as my report required by Gen. Orders No 49 of the 31st of August.
Please direct to me at St. Louis Mo.
Your Obt. Svt.
U. S. GRANT
1st Lt. 4th Inf.y
ALS, IHi. This letter may have been addressed to Bvt. Maj. George Deas of Pa., asst. adjt. gen. for Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott. On Sept. 20, 1848, by Special Orders no. 6, Scott extended USG's leave for two months. Copy, DNA, RG 98, Eastern Division, Special Orders. USG's leave was also extended for two months by Special Orders no. 22 of Oct. 13, 1848. Ibid. The duplication of orders was probably caused by USG's two letters of application, and both covered the same two months.
St. Louis Mo.
Oct. 16th 1848
I have not forwarded my accounts as Reg. 1 Qr. Mr. in consequence of Maj. Lee having left the Reg.t before they were completed, and those which required his signature Col. Whistler,