Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885) to: Edward O. C. Ord
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00098
Author/Creator: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885)
Place Written: St. Louis, Mo.
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 07 June 1866
Pagination: 2p. : docket 25 x 20 cm
Summary of Content: Neutrality laws. Grant supports Pres. Johnson’s neutrality proclamation
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Full Transcript: St. Louis, Mo., June 7th 1866., Maj. Gen. E.O.C. Ord., Comdg. Dept. of the Ohio, General:, Under the Presidents proclamation of yesterday in support of the neutrality laws of the United States you may use all power necessary to carry it out within your Department. If the Civil Authorities are taking the matter in hand it may not be necessary for you to do more than to give them such aid as they may call on you for. Of this you are the best judge. The object is to see that United States laws are not violated and if it becomes necessary for you to have the same powers, that of using the Military and Naval power of the United States, and the Militia of the States, same are extended to Gen. Meade by the Proclamation referred to, you may assume the power only reporting the necessity to the Chief of Staff, Washington., Very respectfully, Your obt. svt., U.S. Grant, Lt. Gen., [docket], Confidential, Hdqrs Dept of the Ohio, Detroit June 11th 1866, Recd this am- p.nd day.
Keywords/Subjects: President;, Politics;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Presidential Speeches and Proclamations;, Immigration and Migration;
Sub Era: ReconstructionOrder Image