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DeRussy, John (fl. 1848) Affidavit of Lieutenant DeRussy 4th Infantry

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02305.04 Author/Creator: DeRussy, John (fl. 1848) Place Written: Jalapa, Mexico Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 27 June 1848 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25 x 19.9 cm.

Swears that Ulysses S. Grant deposited $1000 in the trunk of Captain Gore in early June. Comments that on the night of June 16, "the trunk containing said funds was stolen from the tent of Capt. Gore, this whilst Capt. Gore and myself were both sleeping in the tent." Swears that he "heard Lieut. Grant say that he was going to put it [the $1000] there and afterwads hearing Capt. Gore say that it was there." Signed by Lieutenant John DeRussy and 1st Lieutenant H.D. Waller, Judge Advocate of the General Court Marshall.

The letter is written in Grant's own hand, though it is signed by DeRussy and Waller.

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