Francis A. Hoffman to Richard Yates

Title

Francis A. Hoffman 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

502321

Transcription

Francis A. Hoffmann,

Law, Collection,

Investment and Insurance Office.

Chicago, Ill., Nov. 4 1861

Gov. Richard Yates

Springfield Ills

My very dear Sir

Though expecting to see you here for some time, I have neither had the pleasure of your personal presence, nor have I received the favor of a note. It requires however no explanation on your part, knowing but too well how you are continually harassed. To day, I would respectfully urge upon you the acceptance of another Regiment of Infantry. Some of my friends here are very anxious to raise a Regiment of Infantry to be commanded by Capt. Clybourne. I have no doubt that the raising of the Regiment could be accomplished within say 6 weeks if you want. Kindly grant the authority to Col. Clybourne. If consistently you can authorize the raising of this Regiment you will greatly oblige me.

Very respectfully

Hoffmann


Gov. Hoffman

Nov 4

About raising Regt.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“Francis A. Hoffman to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 12, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/2469.