G. Clay Smith to Richard Yates

Title

G. Clay Smith to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1864-02-04

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

508485

Transcription

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Thirty Eighth Congress

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Washington City Feb. 4 1864

Gov. Yates

Ill.

Sir,

In conjunction with others I take pleasure in writing you in behalf of Mr. Temple Buford of your state - I have not known him personally a great while but have heard of his services in the Regular Army - He belonged to that branch of the Army for


considerable time, but from some difficulty in his Regt. resigned - He does not desire to quit the service of his country therefore presents himself to you for appointment in the Vol. service -

He is a son of Genl. N.B. Buford - and nephew of the late Maj. Genl. Buford - and I have no doubt he will make you a good and efficient officer -

With a hope of his success I remain Gov. most

Respectfully

Your Obt. Svt.

G. Clay Smith

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“G. Clay Smith to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 27, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/12690.