Head Quarters 22nd Regt Ills Volunteers
Camp "Big Springs near Corinth Miss July 18th 1862
Dear Sir. The 22nd Regiment would like to vote on the new State Constitution and having waited some time for the Commissioners appointed to take said vote and they not making their appearance, I would respectfully ask if we can proceed in any way among ourselves to vote. please instruct us, and any aid that I can render will be cheerfully rendered.
Your Ob't Servant
1st Lt Co D. 22nd Ills Regt
Lieut Lemuel Adams
22d Reg Ill Vol
Camp Big Spring Miss
July 18. 1862
Have waited vainly for Coming of Commissioners appointed to take votes of the soldiers on the new Constitution Wants to know "if we can proceed any way among ourselves to vote.
Ansd Augt. 5