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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885) Collection of six documents related to Ulysses S. Grant and loss of $1000 in public funds [Decimalized .01-.06]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02305 Author/Creator: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885) Place Written: Camp Jalapa, Mexico Type: Header Record Date: 26 June 1848-16 February 1852 Pagination: 6 items.

Pertains to theft of $1000 in public funds entrusted to Ulysses S. Grant when he was lieutenant in 1848. Grant had placed the money in his captain's trunk for safe-keeping when the trunk was taken and the money stolen. Four of the six documents are affidavits written in Grant's own hand and signed by his captain, himself, and two other soldiers testifying to the truth of Grant's story. The fifth and sixth are letters about the case from the U.S. Treasury Department, written in 1852. Grant was not cleared until June 1862, when Congress cancelled the debt, after his victories at Forts Donelson and Henry.

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