Dovr Dec 18th 63.
Hon Richard Yates
Allow me to address afiew lines to you for the purpose of enquiring who are the Commissioners appointed to leese deserted Plantations and what Steps would be necessary for me to take to Secure one.
Please reply soon and pardon the liberty I have take of addressing you
And I will heretofore remain your firm Supporter
C C Ingalls
Dover Dec 8 1863.
Wishes to know who is appointed to arrest deserters, and what steps are necessary to take to arrest one.
Answered Dec 23rd 1863
Referred him to Prov Marsh. of his Distr. H
Executive Office Dec 21 63