Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885) to George Gibson re: enclosing accounts through July 1848, noting robbery
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04711 Author/Creator: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885) Place Written: St. Louis, Mo. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1848/10/12 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 25.4 x 20 cm Order a Copy
Grant notes that $1,500 had been robbed in Mexico.
Oct. 20 /48 St. Louis Mo.
Oct: 12th 1848
Herewith I enclose you my com.y accounts up to include of part of July /48.
Whilst in Mexico I lost $1500 00/100 of Public funds from robery which I intend to bring before the next Congress for relief.
I respectfully ask for indulgence until such time as I may be able to attend to this matter.
I Am Sir
Your Obt. Svt.
1st Lt. 4th Inf.y
A A Cs
Gen. G. Gibson -
St Louis Mo.
12 Oct 48
Lt U.S. Grant.
relative to loss of
1500 $ by Robbery &
Rec 20 Oct 48
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