Thomas Munroe to Richard Yates

Title

Thomas Munroe to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1861-11-04

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

502316

Transcription

Rushville Ill. Nov. 4th 1861

Hon. Richard Yates

Sir Capt. D. P. Wells, of 16th regiment Ill. Vol. proposes to raise a regiment of volunteers from the counties of Schuyler, McDonough & other surrounding counties, and has assurances that he can succeed in that object in a short time. From a long acquaintance with Capt. [Wells?] I can speak confidently of his character as a gentleman of integrity, intelligence & honour: and his experience in Col. Smith's regiment and his high standing therein testify his capacity for the command of a regiment and give assurance that such a position would be sustained alike with advantage to the country & honour to himself. The requisite authority given him to raise a regiment would, I have no doubt, be highly beneficial to the interests of the country in this time of need of soldiers. With high regard your old friend Thomas Munroe


Tho. Munroe.

Rushville, 4th Nov. '61

Testifies to character & abilities of D. P. Wells & recommends him for position

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“Thomas Munroe to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed September 22, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/2464.