Peoria Feby 17/63
I have a son in the Army He is in Davidsons Peoria Battery and is now or was a short time since at Helena Arkansas. He is sick and I desire to go and see him I presume it would be difficult for me to get there without something which would get me on the government Boats If you can do so will you furnish me with the proper documents which will insure me in getting there
When as far down as Helena I might wish to go to Vixburgh. and should like to go there also
If you can furnesh me with something that will carry out my object you will much oblige me If not otherwise make me your agent for some purpose.
I am glad the miserable Butternut legislature is at an end for a while at least and that they did not succeed in carrying out their treasonable designs. I think our Republican friends in the legislature was a little to smart for them. Thank Heaven that the meditated treason has been at least suspended for a season and by the time June comes I hope that the soldiers will so speak that they will not dare to carry out what they have begun
Your early reply will much oblige Your Truly
E. N. Powell
Ansd & letter sent March 2nd 63
E. N. Powell
Peoria Feby 17 63.
Wants pass to go to Vicksburgh.
Send Judge Powell letter immediately