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Collection Reference Number GLC02305.04
From Archive Folder Documents related to Ulysses S. Grant and loss of $1000 in public funds 
Title Affidavit of Lieutenant DeRussy 4th Infantry
Date 27 June 1848
Author DeRussy, John (fl. 1848)  
Additional authors Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), (1822-1885) Waller, H. D. (fl. 1848)
Document Type Legal document
Content Description Swears that Ulysses S. Grant deposited $1000 in the trunk of Captain Gore in early June. Comments that on the night of June 16, "the trunk containing said funds was stolen from the tent of Capt. Gore, this whilst Capt. Gore and myself were both sleeping in the tent." Swears that he "heard Lieut. Grant say that he was going to put it [the $1000] there and afterwads hearing Capt. Gore say that it was there." Signed by Lieutenant John DeRussy and 1st Lieutenant H.D. Waller, Judge Advocate of the General Court Marshall.
Subjects President  Union General  Mexican War  Latin and South America  Finance  Criminals and Outlaws  Military History  Military Law  
People Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885)  Waller, H. D. (fl. 1848)  DeRussy, John (fl. 1848)  Gore, John H. (fl. 1848)  
Place written Jalapa, Mexico
Theme Law; Banking & Economics; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information The letter is written in Grant's own hand, though it is signed by DeRussy and Waller.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859