GRANT, ULYSSES SIMPSON. 1822-1885.
Autograph Letter Signed (U.S. Grant) as President, 2 pp recto and verso, 8vo, with integral blank leaf, Washington, April 18, 1872, to J. Russell Jones, on Executive Mansion letterhead, introducing a friend, leaves creased horizontally, mildly toned, separation at creases. With original autograph address leaf featuring franking signature, not postmarked.
Grant sends this letter to J. Russell Jones, U.S. Minister to Belgium, making an uncharacteristically snarky joke about his upcoming re-election campaign. He introduces to Jones a vacationing American politico visiting Europe that summer who must return home by that fall to go for the Cincinnati Convention nominee as Sheridan went for Jubal Early in the Valley of Va.