|Cairo September 16th 1861|
|HON S. CAMERON|
|SEC OF WAR|
|WASHINGTON D. C.|
I take great pleasure in recomending to you for the appointment of commissary of subsistence in the Volunteer service, the name of Geo. S. Roper 1 of Springfield Illinois
I have not yet had assigned to me an officer of the subsistence Department and would be much pleased to have Mr Roper.
He has had considerable experience in the Department as a clerk and from his general intelligence and business habits his appointment could not fail to give universal satisfaction
Your obt Servant
U. S. GRANT
Brig Genl Com
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 78; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. Simon Cameron, Pa. Republican, served as secretary of war March 5, 1861—Jan. 14, 1862.