C. W. Mathews to Richard Yates

Title

C. W. Mathews to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1862-04-03

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

501515

Transcription

Jacksonville Ills April 3rd/62

Gov Yates,

I desire to say to You that I am endeavoring to get an appointment in the Regular Service - U S A - Lieutenancy if possible. I have a petition to send to the President - signed by all the prominent men in town Lawyers - Bankers - Merchants &c Gen M McConnel is going on to Washington in few days & he says he will see his Son. Mr McDougal Senator from Cal, and he will engineer it through for me Mr McConnel advised me to write to you for the purpose of getting a recommendation to that position - he says a letter from you will be all that is necessary


I have been in the Service since the War began and I think I am qualified for the position desired. If you will write a letter based on the facts to the President who I think appoints such you will confer a lasting favor on me. I will leave on Monday next for my Company and I will therefore require a prompt decision on your part that I may be able to send the letter with Petition to Washington by my friend My position now in the Army is a Sergeant Com G 1st Mo Cavalry - Hoping to rec an answer from you soon. Send the letter to me and I will hand it over to Mr McConnel - who will do me the favor of taking it to Washington I am son of Col S T Mathews whom you personally know

Respectfully

C W Mathews


C. W. Mathews

Jacksonville Apr 3

Desires recom for appt in regular army - belongs to 1st Mo. Cav

Wrote Apr 2

Write Lincoln that young Mathews is a son of Sam T. Mathews the old Sherriff & Representative from Morgan - that he is well educated - makes good officer & has been in this Company &c - & enclose to him

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“C. W. Mathews to Richard Yates ,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 12, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/3429.