P. S. Dearest I will be as good while [on] this little exkursion as you can desire Dont fail to write to me the time you will leave St. Louis, who you are going to travel with and where I must meet you.
Adieu dear Julia, Dream of me often. I dreamed of you a few nights ago—
Montral Canad East
July 5th 1851
Maj. O. F. Winship
Asst. Adjt. Gen. U. S. Army
Albany N. Y.
Herewith I inclose you an application for an extension of ten days to the leave of absence I already have for seven days.
Please direct to me in the City of N. York. When I left Sacket's Harbor it was my intention to have gone from this place directly to Albany and carry my applycation to you in person. As it is I shall not go by the way of Albany.
I am Maj.
Your Obt. Svt.
U. S. GRANT
Bvt. Capt. 4th Inf.y
ALS, DNA, RG 98, Eastern Division, Letters Received. On July 3, 1851, by orders no. 56, Col. William Whistler granted USG leave for seven days "with permission to apply at Division Head Quarters for an extension of ten days." Ibid. On July 9, 1851, by special orders no. 29, USG's leave was extended for ten days by command of Bvt. Maj. Gen. John E. Wool. DNA, RG 98, Eastern Division, Special Orders. See following letter.