officers and privates, leave here this morning, for Governor's Island.
|I am, Sir,|
|Your Obt. Svt.|
|Bvt. Major Genl. R. Jones||U. S. GRANT|
|Adjt. Genl. U. S. A.||Bvt. Capt. & Act. Adj. 4th Inf.y|
|Washington, D. C.||Comd.g Post|
LS, DNA, RG 94, Letters Received.
Governer's Island N. Y.
June 20th 1852
We are all now pretty well settled in camp 1 with the usual comforts; that is, a chest and trunk for seats and a bunk to sleep in. The ladies have come over from the city and are living in a few vacant rooms that are not required by the company of Artillery stationed on the island.
The weather has been exceeding warm for the last few days and very unpleasant for the camp. The great difficulty in living in camp is that persons are so much exposed to the weather. A warm day is much more felt, in a tent, than in the sun; and a tent is but little protection against the cold.
I have been doing nothing but to busy myself making arrangements for the comfort of the camp. I have all to do in making preparation for our departure and I now begin to fear that I shall be so busy as to prevent my going to Washington. I spoke to Col. Bonneville 2 on the subject this morning and he seems to think that it will be out of the question for me to go. If I cannot go I want father to write to our member of congress