Sackets Harbor N. Y.
June 2d 1852
I have the honor of acknowledging the receipt of your instructions of the 29th May, relative to the manner of entering into contract for the transportation of troops &c.
I have entered into agreement, conditionally, for the transportation of the three companies of the 4th Infantry, at Fort Niagara, Fort Ontario, and this place, to Governer's Island, having been directed by Col. Whistler to do so.
|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 Inf|
ALS, DNA, RG 92, Letters Received. See letter of May 26, 1852. On June 2, 1852, USG signed a contract with Samuel T. Hooker for the transportation of eight officers and 178 others from Madison Barracks, Forts Ontario, and Niagara, N. Y., to Fort Columbus, Governors Island, N. Y., at a cost of $10 for each officer and $8.50 for each of the others. DS, ibid., RG 217, Army Contracts.
Madison Barracks, Sacket's Harbor, N. Y.
June 15th, 1852.
I have the honor to report to you that the Regimental and non-commissioned Staff, and Company "D" 4th Infantry—comprising in all three officers and seventy-one non-commissioned