Headquarters Recruiting Rendezvous,
Camp Casey, VA Nov 22nd 1864
To his Excellency Gov Yates
I have the honor to address you a few lines un-officially. I wish to express my sincere thanks for your kindness & sympathy for a soldiers family. My wife sent you a letter in Sept stating her delicate health & asking your aid in her behalf to get me discharged from the U.S. Service, the Col. Comdg received the letter & endorsed from the War Department referring my case to him my health is not very good & had the refusal of a discharge. I think I can hold out until next August. The communication was respectfully returned that my desire was to serve out my original term of service. I am happy to state my wife's health is improving; hence my wish to serve out my enlistment when I return I hope the bottom of the Confederacy will be nocked out and fall in the lap of its illustrious Sire the
I am very Respectfully,
Conrad Brown Co, "G" 10th Regt V.R.C. late 228th V.R.C.
I recd a detail from the Sec. of War 20th of August as usual. "16" for Month.
Camp Casey Va Nov 22/64
Thanks the Gov for the kind assistance he rendered his wife in her efforts to get him discharged from service. He thinks now he will serve his time out.