I would respectfully report that the transportation of fuel to the public offices, and other transportation of a public nature, requires the service of a team a portion of evry day in the week.
I will be pleased to recieve instructions as to how this transportation is to be procured.
|I am Gen.|
|Your Obt. Svt.|
|U. S. GRANT|
|To Bvt. Maj. Gen. T. S. Jesup||1st Lt. & Bvt. Capt. 4th Inf y|
|Qr. Mr. Gen. U. S. A.||A. A. Q. M.|
ALS, DNA, RG 92, Consolidated Correspondence 254. Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup replied on April 12, 1851. "What transportation other than that for fuel, which should be delivered monthly, is required at your post? and how many public offices have you to supply? The estimates for the Quarter Master's Department having been reduced by Congress one half, notwithstanding their reduction upon close calculation in this office, renders it necessary for us to furnish nothing not absolutely required for the public service and not positively within the letter of the regulations." Copy, DNA, RG 92, Q. M. Letter Books.
April 8th 1851
Your note of the 7th has been recieved, and in reply, I respectfully submit the following report of quarters at Detroit Barrack, assignable for officers.
In reply to your first question I have to state that there are no public quarters assignable for officers.
There is one old frame building, within the enclosure of the garrison, which is rented for officers quarters. It is in a dilapidated state, so much so that the officers occupying it about one year ago, applied for a Board of Survey to condemn it as unfit for assignment.