Rockford June 11th, 1863
My Dear Gov.
Permit me to congratulate you on your very admirable action in proroguing the General Assembly. You could not possibly have done a better thing.
You have the strong approbation & admiration of all except the Copperheads.
I am getting up a call for a satisfaction meeting here.
You can depend on patriotic old Winnebago.
Accept the high regards & best wishes of in haste
Yours as ever
His Exy Gov Richd Yates
File Legis. Pro (IR?)
Rockford June 11 1863.
Compliments the Governor for Proroguing the Legislature says he has the strong approbation and admiration of all except the Copperheads.
Recd Ex O June 11, 1863.