Leonard Swett to Richard Yates

Title

Leonard Swett to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1861-07-30

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

500604

Transcription

Bloomington July 30 1861

Hon Richard Yates,

Dear Sir,

E.N. Kirk Esq of Sterling has called on me on his way to Springfield stating that he has been chosen Colonel of a Regiment to be raised in his judicial district and is intending to apply to you to have his Reg. rec'd He also states that he knows you but slightly & has asked of me a letter,

I say nothing of him from a personal desire that he should be received what I state is from a knowledge of Mr Kirk and a desire to give efficiency to the service.

Mr Kirk enjoys the Confidence of all who know him in his section of the State


He is a man of Character Coolness and determination

It is Earnest Conviction that he would make an Excellent commander & that the good of the service requires his acceptance

Yours Truly

Leonard Swett


Leonard Swett

Recommending E. N. Kirk as Colonel.

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Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“Leonard Swett to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed August 22, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/1603.