J. H. Wilkizer to Richard Yates

Title

J. H. Wilkizer to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1861-07-29

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

500600

Transcription

Bloomington

29 July 1861.

Hon Richd Yates

DrSir Enclosed find a few names, with whom you are acquainted reccommending our Townsman, Dr E. R. Roe to an appointment in the Hovey Regiment. We could get every man in our Town to sign it but we thought to send only a few leading men whom you personally know. The soul and spirit with which Dr. Roe has entered into this contest has endeared him to all true patriots in this portion of the country. The energy and skill he manifests


in military drill, as exhibited in naming his company "Home Guards" point him out as an efficient and energetic military man. It would give very great satisfaction to our people here to see him appointed a field officer of the Hovey Regiment.

As you are well acquainted with the Doctor's ability and energy, may we not hope it will be consistent with your feelings to appoint him?

Yours truly

J. H. Wilkizer

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“J. H. Wilkizer to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 15, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/1599.