I would respectfully recommend that the horses, and forage, on hand be sold.
|I am Gen.|
|To Gen. T. S. Jesup||Your Obt. Svt.|
|Qr. Mr. Gen. U S A||U. S. GRANT|
|Washington D. C.||Bvt. Capt. & R. Q. M. 4th Infy|
ALS, DNA, RG 92, Consolidated Correspondence 956, Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup replied on May 29, 1852. "Your letter of the 26th instant is received. You are directed to sell, to the best advantage, all the means of transportation in your possession. You will also call on the commanding officer of your Post for a 'Board of Survey,' and sell all such property as may be reported as not worth the transportation. You will apply the money thus received to the public use so far as it will go, and, should no officer of the Department arrive at your post to make arrangements for the transportation of the troops before it is necessary for them to move, you will make the necessary contracts, payable only after Congress shall have supplied the Department with funds." Copy, ibid., Q. M. Letter Books.
Sackets Harbor N. Y.
May 31st 1852
Having been directed to provide transportation, to Governer's Island, for the three companies of the 4th Infantry, stationed at Forts Niagara & Ontario and this place, I would respectfully report; that I have not got the means of paying for such transportation, and doubt the propriety of entering into any contract that will depend upon the action of Congress, (the passage of the deficiency bill) to comply with.
I would respectfully request instructions.
|I am Gen.|
|To Maj. Gen. T. S. Jesup||Your Obt. Svt.|
|Qr. Mr. Gen. U. S. A.||U. S. GRANT|
|Washington D. C.||Bvt. Capt. & R. Q. M. 4th Inf.y|
ALS, DNA, RG 92, Letters Received. See letter of June 2, 1852.