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Correspondence: Laura Pierpont Sperry to Anson Sperry, August 9, 1847

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  • August 9, 1847


"Last Friday news was received that Genl. [General] Scott had entered the City of Mexico on the 17th ult. without let or hindrance, but the report is not well authenticated and of course no credence is given to it. We are waiting with great impatience to hear what is the truth.... Mrs. Kearney has brought her family to the barracks on account of her infant's being sick. She has gone on a trip to Quincy with Dr. Wharton who has to examine some recruits there. Mrs. Kearney expects her husband [Colonel Stephen W. Kearny] early in Sept[ember]. I suppose you have seen the difficulty he has had with Com.[mander] Stockton and Col.[onel] Fremont. The last news is that the latter is on his way home, under arrest. Col.[onel] Benton [Fremont's father-in-law], in great rage it is said, left here for Washington not long ago. Col.[onel] K.[earney] it is well known went with powers to establish civil and military government there but the two above named had assumed the reins and refused to submit."

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