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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885) Proceedings of a Board of Survey

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09136 Author/Creator: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 26 June 1848 Pagination: 2 p.

Signed by Major Francis Lee. "Lt. U.S. Grant, Commissary & Regimental Quartermaster, 4th Infantry, had deposited in the trunk of Capt Gore, 4th Infantry, for safe keeping, the sum of $1,000 public money...and the trunk [was] stolen...[N]o blame can attach to Lt. U.S. Grant,... that the place he deposited it was the most secure in the camp, and they exonerate him from all censure."

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