E. N. Powell to Richard Yates

Title

E. N. Powell to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1863-02-16

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

503650

Transcription

Peoria Feby 17/63

His Excellency

Richard Yates

Dear Sir

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

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“E. N. Powell to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed December 6, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/8414.