The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: 1837-1861 - Vol. 1

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To Julia Dent Grant

Columbia Bks. Fort Vancouver O. T.
December 19th 1852

MY DEAR WIFE;

The Mail Steamer very unexpectedly arrived this morning before I had half my correspondence completed. It brings no Mail however to this point but leaves it at Astoria to be brought up by the river steamer. 1 As the Mail Steamer starts back before we will get the last Mail I cannot tell you whether I will recieve any letters or not; but I am very sure that there are letters for me.

I am, and have been, perfectly well in body since our arrival at Vancouver, but for the last few weeks I have suffered terribly from cramp in my feet and legs, and in one hand. You know I have always been subject to this affliction. I would recover from it entirely in a very short time if I could keep in the house and remain dry. My duties however have kept me out of doors a great deel, and as this is the rainy season I must necessarily suffer from wet and cold. I am now intending to spend one or two weeks indoors, on toast and tea, only going out once per day to see if the supply of wood is kept complete.

This is said by the old inhabitants of Origon to be a most terrible winter; the snow is now some ten inches in depth, and still snowing more, with a strong probability of much more falling. The Thermometer has been from Eigteen to twenty two degrees for several days. Ice has formed in the river to such an extent that it is extremly doubtful whether the Mail Steamer can get back here to take off the Mail by which I have been hoping to send this. You must know the Steamer comes here first, and then goes down the Columbia about four miles, to the mouth of the Willamett river, and up that some fifteen miles to Portland, the largest town in the Territory, though an insignificant little place of but a few hundred inhabitants. I do not know enough of this country to give you the account of it I would like to, having

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The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: 1837-1861 - Vol. 1
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant *
  • Ulysses S. Grant Association *
  • Contents *
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface xiv
  • Preface xviii
  • Acknowledgments xxvi
  • Introduction xxviii
  • Editorial Procedure xxxiii
  • Chronology xxxvii
  • Enlistment 3
  • To R. Mckinstry Griffith 4
  • To Col. Joseph Totten 8
  • To Capt. Charles F. Smith 9
  • To Carey and Hart 11
  • To Carey and Hart 11
  • Boycott Notice 12
  • Dialectic Society Certificate 21
  • Oath of Office 21
  • To Adjutant General's Office 22
  • To Bvt. Brig. Gen. Roger Jones 23
  • To Julia Dent 23
  • To Mrs. George B. Bailey 27
  • To Julia Dent 29
  • To Julia Dent 33
  • To Julia Dent 37
  • To Robert Hazlitt 39
  • To Julia Dent 40
  • To Bvt. Brig. Gen. Roger Jones 42
  • To Julia Dent 43
  • To Julia Dent 45
  • To Julia Dent 47
  • To Julia Dent 50
  • To Julia Dent 51
  • To Julia Dent 53
  • To Julia Dent 56
  • To Julia Dent 58
  • To Julia Dent 61
  • To Bvt. Capt. W. W. S. Bliss 64
  • To Julia Dent 64
  • To Julia Dent 66
  • To Julia Dent 69
  • To Julia Dent 70
  • To Julia Dent 72
  • To Julia Dent 74
  • To Julia Dent 76
  • To Bvt. Brig. Gen. Roger Jones 80
  • To Julia Dent 80
  • To Julia Dent 83
  • To Julia Dent 84
  • To Julia Dent 87
  • To Julia Dent 90
  • To Julia Dent 92
  • To John W. Lowe 94
  • To Julia Dent 99
  • To Julia Dent 101
  • To Julia Dent 103
  • To Julia Dent 104
  • To Bvt. Col. John Garland 106
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 107
  • To Julia Dent 108
  • To Julia Dent 110
  • To Julia Dent 112
  • To Julia Dent 114
  • To Julia Dent 116
  • To Julia Dent 118
  • To ( Mrs. Thomas L. Hamer) 121
  • Unknown Addressee 122
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 122
  • To Julia Dent 123
  • To Julia Dent 125
  • To Julia Dent 129
  • To Julia Dent 131
  • Addressee Unknown 134
  • Resignation Endorsement 134
  • To John W. Lowe 135
  • To Julia Dent 138
  • To Julia Dent 141
  • To Julia Dent 142
  • Addressee Unknown 143
  • Addressee Unknown 145
  • To Julia Dent 146
  • To Julia Dent 148
  • To Julia Dent 150
  • To Julia Dent 153
  • To Julia Dent 155
  • To Bvt. Brig. Gen. Roger Jones 158
  • To Julia Dent 158
  • To Julia Dent 160
  • Sworn Statement 162
  • To Julia Dent 163
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 165
  • To Maj. Gen. Zachary Taylor 166
  • To Colonel 166
  • To Captain 167
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 167
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 168
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 169
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 170
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 171
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 171
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 172
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar Fingal Winship 173
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. George Gibson 174
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar Fingal Winship 175
  • To Julia Dent Grant 178
  • To Julia Dent Grant 179
  • To Julia Dent Grant 180
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar F. Winship 181
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. George Gibson 182
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 183
  • To Julia Dent Grant 184
  • To Mr. Earl 185
  • To Julia Dent Grant 186
  • To Julia Grant and Ellen Dent 188
  • To P. Clayton 190
  • To P. Clayton 192
  • To Bvt. Brig. Gen. Thomas Lawson 193
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar F. Winship 194
  • Deposition 195
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 195
  • To Bvt. Capt. Irvin Mcdowell 196
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 198
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 199
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 200
  • To Julia Dent Grant 200
  • To Julia Dent Grant 202
  • To Julia Dent Grant 204
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 206
  • To Julia Dent Grant 206
  • To Julia Dent Grant 208
  • To Julia Dent Grant 209
  • To Julia Dent Grant 211
  • Advertisement for Wood 213
  • To Julia Dent Grant 214
  • To Julia Dent Grant 215
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar Fingal Winship 217
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar Fingal Winship 218
  • To Julia Dent Grant 219
  • To Julia Dent Grant 220
  • To Julia Dent Grant 222
  • To Julia Dent Grant 224
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 226
  • To Julia Dent Grant 226
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 228
  • To Lt. Col. Charles Thomas 229
  • To J. Earl Jr 229
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 230
  • To J. Earl Jr 231
  • To Bvt. Lt. Col. J. B. Grayson 231
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 232
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 233
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 234
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 234
  • To Julia Dent Grant 235
  • To Julia Dent Grant 237
  • To Julia Dent Grant 239
  • To Julia Dent Grant 242
  • To Julia Dent Grant 242
  • To Julia Dent Grant 245
  • To Julia Dent Grant 247
  • To Julia Dent Grant 247
  • Contract 249
  • Statement 251
  • To Julia Dent Grant 251
  • To Julia Dent Grant 254
  • To Julia Dent Grant 256
  • To Julia Dent Grant 258
  • To Board of Survey 261
  • To Julia Dent Grant 262
  • To Julia Dent Grant 265
  • To Julia Dent Grant 267
  • To Julia Dent Grant 269
  • To Bvt. Capt. Thomas R. Mcconnell 271
  • To Julia Dent Grant 274
  • To Julia Dent Grant 277
  • To Julia Dent Grant 279
  • To Julia Dent Grant 281
  • To Charles M. Conrad 283
  • To Dr. John S. Griffin 284
  • Certificate 284
  • To Julia Dent Grant 285
  • To Julia Dent Grant 287
  • To Julia Dent Grant 290
  • To George Gibbs 293
  • To Julia Dent Grant 294
  • To Julia Dent Grant 296
  • To Julia Dent Grant 299
  • To Julia Dent Grant 301
  • To Julia Dent Grant 303
  • To Julia Dent Grant 305
  • Recommendation for Margaret Getz 308
  • To Maj. Osborn Cross 308
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 311
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. George Gibson 312
  • To Bvt. Maj. E. D. Townsend 313
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 314
  • To Julia Dent Grant 315
  • To Julia Dent Grant 316
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 318
  • To Bvt. Maj. E. D. Townsend 319
  • To Julia Dent Grant 320
  • To Julia Dent Grant 322
  • To Bvt. Maj. E. D. Townsend 325
  • To Julia Dent Grant 326
  • To Col. Samuel Cooper 328
  • To Col. S. Cooper 329
  • To 1st Lt. Joseph B. Collins 331
  • To Julia Dent Grant 332
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 333
  • To Bvt. Maj. E. D. Townsend 333
  • To Jesse Root Grant 334
  • To Jesse Root Grant 336
  • To Mary Grant 338
  • Pawn Ticket 339
  • To Mary Grant 340
  • To Col. John O'Fallon 342
  • To Mary Grant 343
  • To Jesse Root Grant 344
  • To John F. Long 345
  • To Jesse Root Grant 345
  • Manumission of Slave 347
  • To Board of County Commissioners 348
  • To Jesse Root Grant 350
  • To Jesse Root Grant 351
  • To Simpson Grant 353
  • To Hon. J. H. Lightner 354
  • To Julia Dent Grant 355
  • To Mr. Davis 357
  • To Julia Dent Grant 358
  • Addressee Unknown 359
  • Calendar *
  • Index *
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