in the time prescribed by law—They were mailed on the 1st & 2d of November, which owing to my absence was the earlyest I could possibly get them off
|I am Gen|
|Your Obt Svt|
|To Maj. Gen. T. S. Jesup||U. S. GRANT|
|Qr. Mr. Gen. U. S. A.||Capt. 4th Inf.y|
|Washington, D. C.||Late R. Q. M.|
LS, DNA, RG 92, Consolidated Correspondence 350. On Oct. 31, 1853, Secretary of War Jefferson Davis wrote to USG. "Pursuant to the provisions of an Act approved January 31, 1823, of which I hereto append an extract, you have this day been reported to the President as having failed to render within the period prescribed by law, your accounts for the quarter ending June 30 1853. On the receipt of this communication, you will forthwith forward your accounts to the proper office for settlement, and address to this Department such explanation as you may desire to make, in order to relieve yourself from the penalty of the Act above cited." An identical letter was sent to seven other officers. Copy, DNA, RG 107, Letters Sent, Military Affairs. On Jan. 12, 1854, Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup wrote to Davis. "I have the honor to report the reception of the money and property accounts of Captain U. S. Grant, Regimental Quarter Master 4th Infantry, for the 2d and 3d Quarters 1853. He was reported on the 5th instant for the non-rendition of these accounts. —" Copy, ibid., RG 92, Letters Sent, Secretary of War.
Humboldt Bay, Cal.
Feb. 3d 1854
When "F" Co. 4th Infantry left Benicia they left behind, sick, one Edward Fling, a private in the Company. He is still reported with the "Total" of the Comp.y as being detached, sick at Benicia. I understand however that he was attached to one of