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x months sooner than his supporters desired. The reason he always assigned for this was that Mrs. Grant wanted to see her children. He himself was far from being tired of travel. On the 1st of August, 1879, he wrote to me: At the end of twenty-six months I dread going back, and would not if there were a line of steamers between here and Australia. But I shall go to my quiet little home in Galena, and remain there until the cold drives me away. Then I shall probably go South—possibly to Havana and Mexico—to remain until April. On the 30th of the same month he wrote to me: I do not feel bad over the information——gave you. I am not a candidate for any office, nor would I hold one that required any manoeuvring or sacrifice to obtain. The enthusiasm that attended his welcome was greater than the most sanguine had anticipated, and gave him the keenest gratification. In December he wrote me a long account of it from Philadelphia. In this letter he said: To-day I start for Cuba an
ers in the following letter of February 4, 1883. In the winter of 1882 I had gone to Cuba as Consul-General, and soon after my arrival the English Vice-Consul at Havana was transferred to the City of Mexico. The English had maintained no diplomatic or consular representation in Mexico for nearly twenty years—not since the tripartite invasion of 1862, and I heard in Havana that this embassy, if such it could be called, was an attempt to forestall General Grant's treaty, and prevent the United States from obtaining advantages which the English hoped to secure for themselves. I wrote this to General Grant, and he replied: I had heard before that the En, the feeling of Cubans in regard to the effect of the treaty, etc., to the press. Of course, I should only have given it as from a friend of mine, writing from Havana. But, on reflection, I concluded that the public would know who my friend in Cuba was, so concluded not to. I wish, however, you would write the same thing to th
might take my choice of them. I replied that Havana was the only one I could possibly accept, as tral Grant, I did not resign the appointment to Havana. Letter no. Seventy-eight. General Granletter was written I had arrived at my post in Havana. Mr. Thomas Hughes, the well-known English as making to the Government on the defenses of Havana. New York City, Apl. 30th, 1883. Deater reminds me that I have not. On my visit to Havana three years ago I had the opportunity of seeinon the ice the night before was telegraphed to Havana, and I at once inquired the extent of his inju 1883. A. Badeau, American Consul-General, Havana, Cuba: Painful but not dangerous. U. S. Grantysicians sending General Grant as far south as Havana, when he should be sufficiently recovered fromNew York, Feb'y 27 1884. General A. Badeau, Havana, Cuba. My dear General,—I am in receipt of you York, Feby 28, 1884. Badeau, U. S. Consul, Havana, Cuba. Dispatch received. Letter by mail. Gra[19 more...]