Carondelet T. S.
St. Louis Co. Mo.
Oct. 16th 1858
At Mr. Dent's request I called upon the County surveyor to come out here and run the line between your land and his. Teusday next is the day set for doing it and I give you the earlyest notice practicable. I would call upon you myself but I am going to the City this morning and shall not probably be back before dark.
U. S. GRANT.
ALS, MoSHi. See letter of Oct. 1, 1858, for plans to sell part of White Haven. USG drafted a deed for Frederick Dent selling land to John Stewart for $800 on Nov. 1, 1858, and signed as witness on Nov. 9, 1858. DS, ibid. John F. Long, USG's neighbor at White Haven, became a lifelong friend.
St. Louis Mo.
March 12th 1859.
It has now been over a month, I believe, since I wrote to you last although I expected to have written again the next week. I can hardly tell how the new business I am engaged in is going to sucseed but I believe it will be something more than a support. 1 If I find an opportunity next week I will send you some of our cards 2 which if you will distribute among such persons as may have business to attend to in this city, such as buying or selling