To the Senate of the United States:
I have the honor to return herewith without my approval Senate bill No. 685, entitled "An act to place the name of Daniel H. Kelly upon the muster roll of Company F, Second Tennessee Infantry."
The reasons for withholding my signature to this bill may be found in the accompanying report received from the Secretary of War.
U. S. GRANT.
WAR DEPARTMENT, January 24, 1877.
SIR: I have the honor to return herewith Senate bill 685, "to place the name of Daniel H. Kelly upon the muster roll of Company F, Second Tennessee Infantry," with the report of the Adjutant-General, as follows:
"The inclosed act directs the Secretary of War to place the name of Daniel H, Kelly upon the muster roll of Company F, Second Tennessee Infantry, to date December 1, 1861. There is no record of the enlistment, service, or death of this man on file in this office, and if this act becomes a law as it now reads it will be of no benefit to the heirs."
I have the honor to be, sir, with great respect, your obedient servant,
J. D. CAMERON,
Secretary of War .
Ulysses S. Grant, Veto Message Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/203805