The accounts were received on the 20th December last, the fact communicated to the Secretary of War immediately, and your name dropped from the next Quarterly report, which was made on the 6th January last." Copy, ibid., RG 92, Q. M. Letter Book.
Columbia Barracks O. T.
January 5th 1852 
Enclosed you will find the Certificate called for in your not of the 20th Ultimo. If it is not in such a form as to enable you to make use of it as a voucher please suggest what you want, consistent with the facts as set forth in my Certificate, and I will accomodate you with a greatdeel of pleasure.
|I am Dr.|
|To Dr. J. S. Griffin||Your Obt. Svt.|
|Asst. Surg. U. S. A.||U S GRANT|
|Benicia Cal.||Bvt. Capt. & R. Q. M. 4th Inf.y|
I Certify, on honor, that six ounces of Quinine were borrowed from Dr Holdman Surgeon of board the steamer Golden Gate, for the use of the sick of the 4th Infantry on their passage from Panama to Benicia in the month of August 1852, this to be replaced on the arrival of the Troops at Benicia. This was borrowed on the recommendation of the Acting Surgeon serving with the troops, there being a great number of cases of fever on