Springfield Dec 11th 64
Hon Richard Yates
If Mr. Francis' permit is sent to you will you please forward it to me immediately, or if the Secretary refuses it from any cause will you inform me at your earliest convenience. I feel very anxious about this matter and shall be much obliged to you for any exertion you may make in behalf of my friend.
I have the honor to be your [Obid?] Servant
City Dec. 11th 1864.
Wishes you would forward the answer to application for Francis' permit to him immediately on its reception- and in case it is refused you would oblige him by exerting yourself in the matter.