M. L. Haney to Richard Yates

Title

M. L. Haney to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1864-12-29

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

516522

Transcription

Canton Dec 29/64

Hon R. Yates

Governor of Ill.

Sir. I had thought of being at Springfield at the opening of the legislature to aid in turning the elements the right way for the Senatorial question; but in consequence of poor health shall not be able. In case of a hard struggle I would suggest that Hon John P. Brooks is a friend of yours and having a heavy influence in his party, could lead many of them to vote right. I have heard him express himself unqualifiedly in presence of numerous democrats---in your favor for the Senate over every other man in Ill. I would suggest as he is soon to be out of employ if you would interest yourself to secure him a Clerk Ship in the Education Comm or Some other, that easily the whole wait of his influence would be turned in your favor. He knows nothing of what I now write.


At times I have feared your race might be a close one, but I have Confidence you will succeed.

Yours Sincerly

M. L. Haney.

[on same page, written vertically for filing]

Harney M. L.

Canton Dec 29/64

Poor health will prevent him coming to Springfield. Think Hon Jno. P. Brooks might be secured to use his influence in your favor with Democrates as he is a great friend of yours

Status

Complete

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“M. L. Haney to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed July 22, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/23955.