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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885) to Thomas S. Jesup

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01489 Author/Creator: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885) Place Written: Mexico Type: Letter signed Date: 24 October 1847 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 28 x 21 cm.

Transmitting the summary and muster roll for July 1847.

One of the earliest Grant letters in existence.

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