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Letter from Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant to Governor James Y. Smith

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Letter from Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant to Governor James Y. Smith

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Image of a letter from Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant to Governor James Y. Smith, acknowledging a resolution of thanks passed by the R.I. General Assembly, from City Point, VA on February 14, 1865.

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Creator

Grant, Ulysses S., 1852-1929.

Source

Adjutant General, Correspondence Received – 327

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

1865 February 14

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Language

eng

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City Point, Va. Feb. 14th 1865.

His Excellency,
James Y. Smith,
Governor of Rhode Island,

Sir,
Your letter of the 9th inct. enclosing me a copy of "Resolution of thanks", passed by the Legislature of Rhode Island is just received. To this honorable body, and the loyal people of the State whom they represent, through you, I beg to return my thanks, and the thanks of the "Armies of the "Potomac" and "James", both of which are honorably mentioned in the "Resolution", for this expression of their satisfaction with the efforts we have made in suppressing the most wicked, as well as most giganties rebellion of which history gives any record.

For the kind note with which this "Resolution" is transmitted I return you, personally, my sincere thanks.

With great respect
Your obl. svt.
U.S. Grant
Lt. Gen

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paper

Citation

Grant, Ulysses S., 1852-1929., "Letter from Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant to Governor James Y. Smith," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #51, http://www.sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/51 (accessed July 24, 2014).