Sacket's Harbor N. Y.
August 11th 1851
Herewith I enclose you the proceedings of a Board of Survey upon forty five stove, property of the United States.
I would respectfully request permission to dispose of them and to appropriate the proceeds to the purchase of new ones.
|I am Gen.|
|Your Obt. Svt.|
|To Bvt. Maj. Gen. T. S. Jesup||U. S. GRANT|
|Qr. Mr. Gen. U. S. Army||1st Lt. & Bvt. Capt. 4th Inf.y|
|Washington D. C.||Reg. 1 Qr. Mr.|
ALS, DNA, RG 92, Consolidated Correspondence 956. Col. William Whistler assembled a board of survey consisting of 1st Lt. Edmund Russell and 2nd Lt. Lewis Cass Hunt which reported forty-five stoves "unfit for further service." Lt. Col. Charles Thomas, deputy q.m. gen., replied to USG on Aug. 19, 1851. "You will report the number of good stoves on hand—the whole number required for use at the station and for whom and for what purpose required." Ibid., Q. M. Letter Books. See letter of Aug. 24, 1851.
Sackets Harbor N. Y.
August 17th 1851
MY DEAREST JULIA.
I got a letter from you a day or so since and if it was not that you are comeing here so soon I would give you a good skolding. Notwithstanding all that I have said to you about neglecting to answer my letters here comes another without one word in reference to any thing that I had written