few days in the Month of June, leaving here on the 1st proxim[o]
Capt. Gore & Lieut Collins, 1 both of the 4th Inf.y, have requested me to say that they would like to have the clothing ordered by them, forwarded as soon as possible.
Please send me, in addition to the above articles, a Cap bugle with the figure four
I am Sir
Your Obt. Svt
U. S. GRANT
1st Lt. 4th Inf.y
ALS, CSmH. Presumably the addressee is J. Earl, Jr., with whom USG corresponded about clothing Sept. 16 and Nov. 4, 1851.
May 20th 1849
MY DEAREST JULIA
I recieved your long sweet letter by yesterdays Mail and you know with what pleasure I read it. It is the second recieved since your arrival. Dr. & Mrs. deCamp 1 brought the latest news from St. Louis. They say that you were very well and half inclined to come with them but that your Mother vetoed it.
But in ten days from now dearest I will start after you. If Ellen is comeing with you you might telagraph me and let me know exactly they day you would start and I could meet you at Chicago. But it will probably be better if I should go all the way to St. Louis. I want to see them all there.
I recieved a long lecture from Clara yesterday. Virginia is sick so that the Dr. has to attend her twice each day. The rest are