William Bushnell to Richard Yates

Title

William Bushnell to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1864-12-24

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

516507

Transcription

Ottawa Dec 24th 1864

Dear Gov.

I arrived home last night. I am convinced you cannot be beaten. Yet they are moving Heaven & Earth to that end & all regardless of principle truth honor & everything Else. Strain has played the day is now non-committal. Wants something & afraid same with Lansing. Wants Bank position So far they have used money "twill use it" in greater amounts next week.

Poor Sedgwick would make a good weather [ever?]. d-n Such men I fear there is more of them in our camp. Have done all I can do this Side of Springfield - Should be there Early next week if possible. If you think of anything telegraph me. Your friends are at work - dont be alarmed

Yours Truly

W. Bushnell


Bushnell Wash

Ottawa Dec 24th 1864.

Says the Governor cannot be beaten although they are moving heaven and earth against him. Strain is noncommittal & poor Sedgewick resigned - Will be in Springfield early part of week.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“William Bushnell to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed July 16, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/23940.