J. O. Norton to Richard Yates

Title

J. O. Norton to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1861-06-18

Rights

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

Language

en

Identifier

500432

Transcription

Joliet June 18 1861

My dear Governor,

Allow me to

congratulate you on the

appointment recently made

for Senator. I have no doubt

you have been put under pretty

severe prefsure from quarters

where I am quite sure there

is no real sympathy for you,

& to which you owe nothing.

Browning will make an

Excellent Senator. If I do not

interfere with my advice, in

these matters, I beg you will

not understand that it is on

account of any want of

interest in them. I think

one's friendship may as


well be shown, in some

cases, by letting a man

alone, as in any other

way.

At the request of Dr

Goodbreak, I wish to say

a word about another matter.

Dr G. has been appointed

Surgeon of this Regement

by Col Marsh, & Dr F. K.

Baily Afst. Surgeon. As

a matter of pride, and

really of conscience now, for

they have both been employed

nearly from the beginning,

they would like to retain

their places. I suppose

there is really no diffi

culty in the matter. But

they feel anxious. Dr G has

pafsed his examination before

the Committee. Dr B will

be ready to do so on


his arrival at Springfield.

I think them both pecu

liarly well fitted for their

respective positions, & both

well qualified. Dr G

is from Clinton DeWitte

C. & brings the best of

recommendations. Dr B

is an old practicioner

here & I Know of no more

faithful or conscientious

man to fill his place.

Both have given, I believe,

entire satisfaction -

Excuse me for this hasty

note. The mail is just going.

Respects to Mrs Y.

Ever truly,

J. O. Norton


Hon J O Norton

Ansd

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

4

Citation

“J. O. Norton to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed September 22, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/1431.