C. Ballance to Richard Yates

Title

C. Ballance to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1865-01-30

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

511822

Transcription

Peoria, Jan 30th, 1865

His En. Richard Yates, Washington, DC

Dear Sir;

I wrote to you to obtain, if possible, the permission to J. J. Green, to take the oath of allegiance. This I suppose will be done, if the attention of Mr. Stanton or Lincoln can be called to it. If not, get them to bond him to me, and I will be responsible for his parole, and deliver him up to the government if he shows any disposition to do otherwise than sit down quietly and read law, in Illinois. I will not let him go to Kentucky at all, without the consent of government.

I saw W. Pitt Kellogg today. He says he knows William Kellogg will not go to [Guatemala?] but will return to Peoria. This being so you will confer a special favor on me by applying to Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Seward and get that appointment that of minister resident for me.

When I was in Washington last, Mr. Lincoln seemed quite willing for me to have it, had it not been promised to Kellogg. Now since he will not have it, I suppose I can get it, provided Mr. Seward shall not be in the way.

Yours in haste, C. Ballance

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

1

Citation

“C. Ballance to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 27, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/20611.