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U. S. Grant. Letter no. Thirty-five. The Comte de Paris wrote to me about this time asking for information in regard to the surrender of Vicksburg. General Pemberton, the rebel commander at Vicksburg, had published an account of that event very different from mine, which I had obtained from Grant, and the Comte had asked eral Grant, who wrote as follows on the back of another letter he was sending to me. To General A. Badeau, U. S. Consul General, London, Eng. I return Pemberton's letter. Your statement of the circumstances attending the Vicksburg surrender are as absolutely correct as it can well be made. I presume Bowen did ask the is of the Reb Army, and Gen. A. J. Smith and some others of our Army who were present at the time, should consult and see if they could not agree upon terms which Pemberton and I would accept. I declined that and the terms were finally arranged between us through a correspondence which extended late into the night of the 3d of July
teau d'eu, Seine Inferieure, May 11th, 1878. My dear General,—I thank you very much for your letter of April 21st, and for the most valuable information which you have given me. I had, of course, the greatest doubts about the accuracy of General Pemberton's statement, as it was so much at variance with your own account; but coming from such high authority I could not put it aside without mentioning it to you. I am very grateful to General Grant for the trouble he took to answer himself, and to give such a detailed account of what happened between him and General Pemberton. I regret very much not to be able to go myself to Paris to thank him; but the Countess de Paris having given birth to a daughter four days ago only, I cannot leave her presently. Believe me, my dear General, Yours Truly, L. P. D. Orleans, Comte de Paris. No. Fifteen. General Grant to J. H. Work, Esq. Mr. Work had a copy of my Military History of Grant especially bound for his library, and ask