made by me in August last for that appointment. I would also beg leave to refer to the application and recommendations then submitted, and now on file with your Board.
I am Sir
Respectfully Your Obt. Svt.
U. S. GRANT
ALS, MoSHi. See letter of Aug. 15, 1859. The board retained C. E. Salomon as county engineer.
March 14th 1860.
I arrived here at ½ past 11 to day with a head ache and feeling bad generally. We were detained on the road last night by the train going to St. Louis Smashing up on the road ahead of us. The result was our train had to go back andthe passengers walk around the breakdown and get in another train and come on. This is why I arrived here so late and this caused me to miss seeing father for the next day or two. As I was walking up the Street home I saw him turn down another street not more than half a square ahead of me but I supposed he was just gowing down town for a few minuets and would be back home for dinner. But I found that he had gone over to the City to take the 12 m packet to go up the river and may not return before Friday evening. I shall have to remain until his return and as the river is in fine boating order I think I shall return that way, particularly if I can get started this week. Clara has gone to Bethel and will not return for a week or two. 1 Mother Jennie [&] Mary asked many questions about you and the children. They were quite disappointed that Fred. & Buck were not along. My head is nearly bursting with pain and I would not have written to you