David Will to Richard Yates

Title

David Will to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1863-12-19

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

507301

Transcription

Gettysburg. Pa. Dec. 19, 1863

To his Excellency

Richard Yates.

Governor of Illinois

Sir.

His Excellency Governor Curtin, suggests that the names of the Trustees to be appointed for the management of the Soldiers National Cemetery here, as recommended in the second clause of the resolution embodied in the enclosed proceedings, be inserted in the Act of Incorporation.

Will you do me the favor, to nominate a Trustee from the State of Illinois, that we may have the bill prepared, with the names embodied in it, and ready to be passed by our Legislation as soon as it may convene,

I remain

With great respect,

Your Excellencys Obedient Servant

David Will

Agent for

A.G. Curtin

Governor of Penna,


Numbers buried in National Cemetery up to Dec 19. 1863

Maine 39

New Hampshire 14

Vermont 28

Massachusetts 154

Rhode Island 9

Connecticut 18

New York 449

New Jersey 35

Pennsylvania 230

Delaware 12

Maryland 16

Virginia 3

Ohio 95

Indiana 62

Illinois 3

Michigan 112

Wisconsin 57

Minnesota 43

U.S. Regulars 72

Unknown 800

Total 2271


Wills David Agt

Gettysburgh Dec 19 63.

Wishes Governor to appoint a Trustee from Illinois that may have a bill prepared for Incorporation

Executive Office Dec 31 63

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“David Will to Richard Yates ,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed December 1, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/7620.