ALS signed “U. S. Grant,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 7.75, November 23, 1879. Grant writes to his sister, Mrs. Virginia (Jennie) Corbin, in Jersey City. In part: “The boxes you sent we found safely here on our return from Chicago four days ago. I should have written to you at once but my mail takes up day and night, to a late hour, to read and answer. We leave here for the East on the 3rd of Dec…. As soon as I can I will run over—probably in the night train from Washington—and spend the day with you without it being known if possible…. Julia wants to ask if she can get Anna, the girl you spoke of before we left, in her place. She would expect to pay her $15.00 pr. month…. We expect to go to Havana Cuba & Mexico for the winter so that she will have a fine opportunity to travel…. I want to go over quietly to your house the first time so as not to be interrupted. If it is known that I am there people will be coming that I will not get to talk to you and Mother any….” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Grant’s hand. A few tiny, trivial stains and very subtle show-through, otherwise fine, bright, clean condition. Auction LOA John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and R&R COA.