Philo E. Reed to Richard Yates

Title

Philo E. Reed to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1861-07-31

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

500614

Transcription

Monmouth Ill

July 31st 1861

Hon Richard Yates

Governor of Illinois

Dr Sir

Yours of the 27th inst is at hand If you will give the letter to Col Marshall, and mail direct to him. I will be much obliged.

All our Union men are more anxious than ever to go to the defence of our country. Should you at any time need more men than are tendered - any proper proportion can be had at once from this county.

Several companies are organized in the county. I shall be very glad to assist the executive at any time in anything I can do. I am so unfortunate


as not to be able to go into service where it would require foot service and I do not think I am at all qualified for a Field officer But any exertion that I can make toward organizing companies or fitting them out I shall at all times be ready to do

Should you at any time need my assistance in any way where I can be useful. Command me

I am exceedingly gratified with the action of the State of Illinois too much cannot be done by her and I feel that all will be done that can be.

Yours &c

Philo E. Reed


Philo E. Reed.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“Philo E. Reed to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed July 16, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/1613.