H. W. Blodgett to Richard Yates

Title

H. W. Blodgett 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

500601

Transcription

Chicago July 29. 1861

Hon. Richard Yates

Governor of the State of Illinois

Springfield

Dear Sir: Julius White Esq. of this City with several other influential friends in this City and vicinity is actively engaged in organizing a first class Regiment for service during the war. From what I know of the men engaged in the movement I confident the Regiment will be in all respects one which will do honor to our State and I hope you will be so situated that they can be accepted and mustered at once into service

Now is a time when our Country needs men and good men and without intending any disparagement to the Regiments already in the field I can assure you from personal knowledge that so far as I have any right to an opinion of military men or matters this proposed organization will contain the best elements which yet been turned out for the defense of our country.

Yours Truly

H.W. Blodgett


Chicago Ill.

Judge H. W. Blodgett.

July 29th 61.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“H. W. Blodgett to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 15, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/1600.