H. O. Sleight to Richard Yates

Title

H. O. Sleight to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1862-01-03

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

501154

Transcription

Treasurer's Office,

Cambridge, Ill., January 3rd 1862

Hon Richard Yates.

Springfield Ill.

Dear Sir

Perhaps I may incur the charge of presumption, in addressing you upon the subject I do, but a sense of its importance at this time, compels me. There being large amounts of U.S. Demand notes in circulation here, and but little coin, compared to the revenue to be collected, and the late action of the Banks having already advanced the price of coin from 2 to 5%, thereby causing our Tax payers a heavy loss: would it not be wise, (unless insuperable objections exist) to call an extra session of our Legislature, for the purpose of legalizing and making receivable as State & other dues such demand notes and also also to provide for the assumption and collection of the “U S Tax apportioned to this" State? Your Honor, of course, is fully acquainted with the above matter, and they are cheerfully submitted to your decision.

I have the honor of remaining

Your Obt Servt,

H. O. Sleight

Co Treasurer Henry County


H. O. Sleight, Treasurer

Henry Co. Jany 3/62

Advising a call of the Legislature to provide for paying Taxes, & for collecting U.S. Tax


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Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“H. O. Sleight to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed July 12, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/2876.