N. Niles to Richard Yates

Title

N. Niles to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1864-11-25

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

516396

Transcription

Belleville Ill

Nov. 25. 1864

Dr Gov-

I think I have secured the Bond member through Lt. Col. (formerly Maj.) Reid The game is getting interesting I just recd a Mt Vernon Unionist with article marked in favor of my old fellow soldier and now fellow complexioner Johny A. I enclose it - Write to Col Tom. G. Allen, Chester if you have not done so.

You'll beat them beat the whole field -

It is amusing to hear Copperheads W. H. N ex Senator for instance and some honest


men too taking trouble to themselves and taking on over your drinking.

I am glad you have quit I have and did so because I intended to ask you to do so. and had to go into court with clean hands, and this too after a life time of habitual indulgence - mostly moderate, often the [reverse?] and the habit is hard - awfully hard to break - I am doing it however -

It must be done


If there are any members down here whose position is doubtful let me know

Excuse this scrawl and the paper - I will write again soon

Yours Truly

N. Niles


Niles N.

Belleville Nov 25th/64

Thinks he has secured the Bond member

The game is getting interesting.

Encloses a slip from Mt. Vernon Unionist in favor of Logan. It cant win - You are bound to beat [illegible]

File

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

4

Citation

“N. Niles to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed July 8, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/23829.