Jesse S. Cowles Joins Grant Monument Committee
August 17, 1885

In this letter, Jesse S. Cowles accepts an appointment on the Grant Monument Committee, which was tasked with constructing President Ulysses S. Grant's mausoleum.

Received August 19, 1885

New York Aug. 17th 1885
Wm R. Grace Esq
Mayor of City of N.Y.

Dear Sir

            Your letter of appointment of my name on the Monument Committee have been received. In reply allow me to acknowledge my acceptance of the same. Dear Sir, I feel myself highly honored of being appointed on such an honorable Committee to Your honor have been pleased to do. Sir I promist you that I shall be pleased to render my service in my power for the carring out of the Design Mention. I have the pleasure of the being the Pastor of one of the Largest Churches of Color in City of N.Y.

            I thank your for the favor conferred and shall be happy to comply with the same.


Your humble servant
J.S. Cowles

66 Grove St.



Jesse S. Cowles to William R. Grace, August 17, 1885, General Grant National Memorial, National Park Service