I wrote Julia,
Culpepper C. H. Va.
Apl. 30th 1864.
This is the last time I shall write to you—this month. We are not yet off as you see. I am growing impatient to be off but must wait completion of preparations. I have not a word to write you except to let you know that I am well. You are no doubt enjoying your visit very much but do you not think it would be better for you to be with the children? You can write me long letters telling me where you have been, who seen &c. &c.—Have you heard from the children lately? I wrote to Louisa Boggs to insist on the children writing me a joint letter every week.
Remember me to Col. & Mrs. Hillyer. Kisses for Jess and you.
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 10, p 377