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George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 2 (search)
if they were not willing to give it up. The Princeton will wait for the result, and you will hear it by her. Should they not come to General Scott's terms, one day more will give us the town by force of arms, and then we will go to work on the castle. I cannot write more. I am well and trust in God's mercy all will come out right. I regret to say that young Schubrick, of the navy, was killed, day before yesterday, at the naval battery. His mother was a du Pont. New Orleans, April 9, 1847. I have reached thus far on my way home, having been, as you will see by the enclosed document, ordered to Washington by General Scott, or in other words honorably discharged. When I last wrote to you (March 27th), I had but little conception that any such great happiness was in store for me; but our good friend General Worth (who has done everything in his power to convince me he had no agency in the omission in his report of the paragraph relating to me) represented, without my kno