State or Illinois Executive Department. Springfield April 29th 1864
S. D. Bruce Col. 20th Ky Vols, Milit'y Command't Louisville Ky
If consistent with the interests of the service, I would respectfully request, that the furlough of Joseph Meyer Co H. 27th Regt Ills Vols, which expires on the 7th of May, be extended for twenty days longer.
Respectfully, Your obed't serv't, Francis A. H offmann Lt Gov & Act'g Gov
Hospital No 20. Louisville Ky
Medical Director Shuman was in hospital since Oct 24. wound recd in Battle Chicamauga - Joseph Meyer Co A 27th Ills Transferred to Invalid Corps.
Head Qrs Milty Cmdr & 1st Brig 2nd Div Dist of Ky Louisville May 2 1864
Respectfully returned to Lieut Gov Hoffman with the information that furloughs can in no case be extended. The man should report as soon as able to travel. A certificate from a physician attested by a magistrate or Notary Public that the physician giving said Certificate is is a respectable practitioner should be obtained and presented by the man when he reports, showing that he was not able to report when his furlough expired
S D Bruce Col 20 Ky Infy Cmdg by C C Adams [illegible]ADC
Col Loomis Well to note this