S. M. Willson to Richard Yates

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State of Illinois

War Claim & Pension Office of

Wilson & Merriam

18 Clark Street

Chicago April 3d 1862.

Dear Governor.

My brother James was appointed by you Quarter Master of the 46th Regt. By his Commission he ranks from the 18th of September 1861, and can now receive his pay from Major Larned U.S. Paymaster upon filing with him a Certificate of his appointment.

If you will sign the enclosed paper and return to me you will enable by brother to get his pay and confer a favor upon your friend.

S. M. Willson.

Your favor enclosing letter of recommendation for young Gross was duly received for which accept my thanks.


Hon. S. M. Wilson

Chicago Apr 3

Enclosing Certif. to be signed for his brother.