Hd Qrs 17th Ills Vol Infantry Lake Providence La
April 29 1863
To His Excellency Gov. Yates
With this please find a "Palmetto Basket" manufactured by a Miss McCarroll of this place. I procured it intending to present it on your return as a Southron relic for the benefit of the "folks at home," but as we are now about to leave for parts unknown (perhaps Vicksburg) I am compelled to forward by Express.
Please accept the tiny article with my best wishes hoping that very soon the entire "Palmetto Country" may be as thoroughly worked up
Your Obdt Sevt
J Moore Lake Providence April 29 63
Sends the Governor a "Palmetto Basket" manufactured by a Miss McCarroll of that place presents it as a southern relic for the benefit of the "folks at home."
Recd Ex O. May 21 1863