Petition of J. C. Reynolds and others to Richard Yates

Title

Petition of J. C. Reynolds and others to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1861-12-05

Rights

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

Language

en

Identifier

500360

Transcription

Camp Douglas

Chicago [Dec?] 5" 1861

To His Excellency

Richard Yates Governor &c

Sir

We desire respectfully to renew to you our Petition heretofore presented, and again earnestly request that Your Excellency may find it consistent with Your duty to Commission Col W W. McChesney as Colonel of a Regt. of which we may form a part.

A considerable time has elapsed since we called your attention to this subject, and we take occasion to say that although time has given us a better opportunity to become acquainted with him, it still gives us pleasure to bear witness to his worth as a man and a Soldier.

As we learn that it is the intention of Your Excellency soon to consolidate the Regiments, now forming, we earnestly hope that we may be permitted to enter the field, in the Service of our Country with him as our Commander.

Capt J B Hawley

Captn J. C Reynolds

Lieut A. Eads

Lieut W B Seymour

Lieut L C Morris

Capt O. A. Bridgford

Lieut. Wm. L. Greene

Lt L G Trimble

Capt. Greenwood

Leut J W Thorton


Petition

Recommending W. W. McChesney for Col.

File

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“Petition of J. C. Reynolds and others to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed July 16, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/1335.