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[513] Dublin the next morning after we leave, only passing from one station to the other in London. We will not stop more than one day at any place in Ireland, and must be back here by Saturday, the 11th of January. You might make your arrangements to join us in London on our return and come to Paris with us.

I have no information yet of the sailing of the Richmond, and can form no idea of the time of my departure. I cannot leave Paris however until after the 15th. Mr. Borie, who goes with me, will want a little rest here, and if Fred goes he cannot arrive in Paris before the 15th.

Very Truly Yours,

P. S.—Since sealing this a cablegram informs me that Fred. sails in the Britannic on Saturday, to-day; Mr. Borie not until next week.

U. S. G.

Letter no. Forty-nine.

In passing through London on his return from Ireland, General Grant was met by Mr. Welsh, the new American Minister, who held a reception for him. He then proceeded to Paris, where he was joined by his son, Colonel Grant, and Mr. Borie. I returned with him to Paris, and accompanied him to Marseilles, from which place he sailed for the East. After this I did not see him again till the spring of 1880, but in the meantime he kept up a more animated correspondence with me than ever.

His first letter was from Bombay. The Mr. Welsh spoken of was the United States Minister at London, and Mr. Hoppin was the First Secretary of Legation.

Bombay, India, Feby. 17th 1879.
My dear Badeau,—We reached this place on the 13th after a most pleasant voyage. From Suez to Bombay the temperature was just right to keep all the passengers on deck from the hour of rising in the morning to the hour of retirement in the evening. The sky was clear and the sea so smooth that you might almost

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