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quarters for next winter. All send regards to you. I shall write to Babcock in a few days. Yours Truly, U. S. Grant. Letter no. Thirty-seven. General Townsend, then Adjutant-General of the Army, had reported to the Secretary of War, without due examination, and without any inquiry of me, that I did not come within my name had been stricken from the retired list of the army. But I at once laid proof before the Department, through General Sherman the General-in-Chief, that Townsend was wrong, and the order dropping me had been promptly rescinded. General Grant, as I have elsewhere stated, was very much interested in this matter, for I had return the papers you want without loss. I am certain you need not feel alarmed about your position on the retired list. But I should not trouble myself about Townsend. He is badly beaten as the matter stands. I wrote to Babcock since my arrival in Paris. My correspondence is large, and delays occur sometimes; but when I sit