Robert S. Hester to Richard Yates

Title

Robert S. Hester to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1861-04-23

Rights

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

Language

en

Identifier

500160

Transcription

Lacon Marshall County Ills. Apr 23d 1861

Hon Richards Yates Govener of the State of Illinois

Sir I wish to inform you that when the Loyal Sitizens of this County met at Lacon on the 20 inst. for the purpose of raising volunteers, and organising a company, in Obedience to your call, that, Colonel John Strawn of this County refused to take any part in it, but said the cause did not sute him, in view of those things, I would request that you Revoke his commission, and Commission Some man here that is willing to doe Something for his Country. in this time of Perile Your Obt Servt

Robert S. Hester Sheriff

Marshall County Ills

P.S. I would recommend that you


Commission Edward A. Whipple of this County as a recruiting officer. he is a man well qualified for the Station and a live union man


Hester, S

Sheriff of Marshall County

Military

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“Robert S. Hester to Richard Yates ,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 20, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/961.