Mary F. Ferrar to Richard Yates

Title

Mary F. Ferrar to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1864-12-11

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

513819

Transcription

         Peoria  Desember the 11 1864
         Goverenor yates dear Sir

Its With fear and trembling that I com in to your presane I rote you a letter som time a go but I reseved no anser to it and I thought per haps you never got it per haps you think Straing that I should take the liberty to a dres you a strainger and I harley no how to a proach you but your kind and nobel face gave me courige to ask you to a sist me in the our of nead times air so hard that I cant get eney thing for my children to wair it takes all the money that i get to get a littel som thing to eat and pay my rent if my sun Was at hoam i might get a long but he is gon to risk his life on the battel field and its littel he has got as yet ah its hard to be poor theas times


if I could get fifty dollars I could get a long this Winter its hard to see my children freese or starve and and one or the outher thay Will have to do if i cant get help from som one and i cant bair to have them cauld paupers oh it rings my heart With anguish to think a bout it I am far a Way from my native hoam and all air straingers to me oh kind sir if you have eney thing to spair send it to me soon as i am verey neady rember _- What i have to ald you is gods truth oh i Would not deseve you oh no What i tel you is true as the sun shines

            rite soon if you Wil send a check on the bank i could get it it mite be saefer than to send the money
                                                 Yours With respect
                                                 Mary F Firrar

direct to Peoria Ill


Firrar Mary A

Peoria Dec 8/64

Wants help


Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“Mary F. Ferrar to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed January 23, 2021, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/19031.