Sackets Harbor N. Y.
August 24th 1851
Yours of the 19th instant requiring a report of the number of good stoves on hand at this post, the whole number required, and for whom required, has been recieved.
The number of stoves that will remain on my return is twelve. The Company will require four, the Band two, the Adjutant's office, Com.y store house, Quarter Master's office and Guard house each one, the Hospital two, the Col. commanding four, Asst. Surgeon two, Adjutant, R. Q. M. and two comp.y officers each one, making in all twenty two stoves.
I would respectfully state that the stoves condemned have been repaired as long as they will possibly bear it and now are worth nothing except for old iron.
In estimating the number of stoves required I have not included cooking stoves, which the Messes must necessarily have, but would enquire whether cooking stoves can be allowed to officers from the Quarter Master Department.
|I am Gen.|
|To Gen. T. S. Jesup||Your Obt. Svt.|
|Qr. Mr. Gen. U. S. Army||U. S. GRANT|
|Washington D. C.||Bvt. Capt. & R. Q. M. 4th Infy|
ALS, DNA, RG 92, Consolidated Correspondence 956. See letters of June 24, Aug. 11, Oct. 17, 1851.