Qr. Mr's Office
Fort Vancouver, W. T.
September 8th 1853
Having resigned my appointment as Regimental Quarter Master, and having unsettle[d] accounts for years back, I would, most respectfully request orders to go to Washington for the purpose of setling my accounts.
I am particularly anxious to be present in Washington for the reason that I had public funds stolen from me during the Mexican War, and for which I have been petitioning Congress ever since, but without being able to get any action on my claim. 1
At the same time I forward this I forward a similar claim to the Commissary General.
|I am Gen.|
|Your Obt. Svt.|
|To Gen. T. S. Jesup||U. S. GRANT|
|Qr. Mr. Gen. U. S. A.||1st Lt. & R. Q. M. 4th Inf.y|
|Washington D. C.||Bvt. Capt. U. S. A.|
ALS, Mrs. Walter Love, Flint, Mich. Favorably endorsed by Lt. Col. B. L. E. Bonneville. Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup replied on Dec. 2, 1853. "I recieved on the 31st of October, your letter dated the 8th of September, asking to be ordered to Washington City to settle your accounts. Before replying to your application, I have waited for the settlement of all the accounts which you have forwarded. To day I learn that your accounts to the 31st of March last have been settled at the Treasury leaving a balance due from you at that date of $753 93 Some portion of this it is understood, is made up of suspensions which can be readily obviated by written explanations. Your accounts for the 2d & 3d Quarters of the year, which should have been received here long ago, have not yet come to hand; you are required to forward them without delay—including the balance on the settlement of your first quarter's accounts, your accountability, as far as is known at this office is about forty thousand dollars. Most of the accounts from the Pacific Division are in for the 3d quarter of the year, while yours for for the 2nd quarter are still behind. There is no necessity for your presence at Washington to settle your accounts, you have only to forward them as you are bound to do by the laws and regulations, and they will be properly settled." Copy, DNA,