W. S. Ford to Richard Yates

Title

W. S. Ford to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1861-06-19

Rights

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

Language

en

Identifier

500445

Transcription

Clinton June 19th 1861

Gov. Rich Yates

After my compliment I would ask a favour of your Excellency for a pass to Cairo, as I think the chances are good for me to obtain a place in the Army and my purse is to short to reach them as I have been informed that you could pass. Persons.

Your Friend

W.S. Ford


P.S.

Poor people has poor ways as I have spent all my means to get a Situation I ask of those who has the power which has not been much Extend to a Poor Mechanic who has to Labour.

W.S. Ford


W.S. Ford

Wants pass.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“W. S. Ford to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 15, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/1444.