Chicago Ill. June 19th 1861
Hon. Richard Yates Governor of the State of Illinois
Having learned from the Newspapers that a general order has been issued, constituting a Board of Examination for Surgeons of the Army, and calling on medical men to offer their services to the government of the U. States, I hereby respectfully tender my personal services as Surgeon in the Army, provided in the Board of Examination there will be placed at an interpreter Dr. A. W. Heise, Surgeon of he 11th Regimenet of llinois Volonteers at Camp Hardin, Villa Ridge, who understand the German language perfectly and who is the most learned physician that I know of all german physicians in this country.
I have studied Medicine at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, as witness whereof I possess the Diploma of said University and further I will state, that I have practized in the city of Chicago for the last five years. Therefore I do not fear an examination at all, provided it be in the German language and you please to call Dr. Heise than an interpreter
My knowledge of the English language is sufficient for ordinary purposes, yet I fear, that a scientific examination would be too much for me, if I had to speak in a tongue not perfectly familiar to me.
With the highest respect I have the honor to remain Your obedient servant, Andrew Adam M.D. No. 163 S. Clark St. Chicago Ill.
Dr. A. Adam asking appointment as Surgeon