A. F. Stone to Richard Yates

Title

A. F. Stone to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1864-12-28

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

516519

Transcription

Washington, D.C.,

Dec. 28th 1864.

Dear Sir,

I have been now some six weeks in Washington, waiting for my commission. I have fortunately met several of my old acquaintances from Louisiana, elected under their new state government as delegates to the present Congress. Among them Judge Cutler, whom perhaps you will recollect of meeting in New Orleans. The question of the admission of this delegation is exciting considerable interest in Washington. I think they will be admitted; and, I may add, I sincerely hope they may. They are all truly loyal men, and intensely radical, rendered more so perhaps by their sufferings in the cause of right, and liberty. I have written a somewhat elaborate letter favoring their admittance which is addressed to Gen. Oglesby. It will be published


by Saturday in pamphlet form. I did not have it published myself, but was prevailed upon by others to do so. If it will be of any service I am satisfied. I will send you a copy, and I shall hope to hear what you think of it.

I meet our Illinois friends occasionally but I believe the members generally are taking Christmas.

I hear nothing lately in regard to the senatorial contest, if there is any contest, in Illinois.

Please write me, and accept my kindest regards,

Respectfully yours,

A. F. Stone

(525 H St.)

To Richard Yates

Governor Illinois

Stone, A. F.

Washington Dec 28/64

Wants his commission

Private & friendly

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“A. F. Stone to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed April 18, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/23952.