Yours Very Truly, U. S. Grant.
One hundred and two.
I had asked General Grant for the name of a wine merchant, for a friend, and he sent me this reply.
The remainder of the note tells its own story.
He was already contemplating the Memoir.
August 26th, 1884.
Dear Badeau,—I am just in receipt of your letter of the 23rd.
I do not remember the name or the address of the Agent for the sale of the California Champaign.
I have however written to Mr. Frank Wood, 2 Wall St. to send it to you. You will probably get his letter about as soon as you do this.
I gave him your address.
The name of the wine is Eclipse, Extra.
I will be very glad to see you when we get to our house in town.
I shall hope to have The Wilderness, Chattanooga, and possibly the biographical part of my book ready by that time.
I do not expect to be in the city, to stop, before the last of September.
Fred has not gone west yet, and may not go.
Yours Truly, U. S. Gra