Springfield Ill Feb. 17. 1863
His Excellency Richard Yates Governor of Ills.
This will introduce to you Col. Jesse W Baldwin of Georgetown, Vermilion, who is a skilful craftsman and a man of honor.
H. G. Reynolds
Govr Dr Sir
Having failed to present your honor my services & funds have been given for the support of my Country to the injury of myself & family Can you not aid me in some apt that will assist me my age & experience is worth something to my country
Hon O S David Hon Judge [Perry?]
Col O F Harman gave me their support last fall to your Hon
Jesse W. Baldwin
Ansd Mar 7 63
H. G. Reynolds.
Springfield Ill Feby 17th 1863
Recommends Col Jessie W. Baldwin for some appt. He has spent all of his funds for the support of his country.
Answer that would gladly if knew a place. His application will be filed and should opportunity offer shall be duly considered