Chicago April 4th 1862
I beleive after further reflection, that very few of the Illinois Regiments have received their Colors.
I have called upon one very good house here, who have given me prices for Regimental and National Flags, which I enclose with their card. One of the firm is going to Saint Louis Sunday night, and I have requested him to stop over one train at Springfield, and submit to your Excellency samples of material, and make some suggestions which I have discussed with him.
I will make further inquiries before he leaves, as to prices at other places.
I have the honor to remain
Your Obt Servant
Joseph H. Tucker
Governor of Illinois
Col. Jos. H. Tucker
Chicago Apr 4
Prices of silk Flags of Banner Silk
Regimental Infantry $55.
" Artillery $58.
National Infantry $50.
Regimental Cavalry $30.
Guidons Cavalry Complete $10.
The above are complete with Poles Spear Heads Fringe Tassels Cover &c
Gilbert Hubbard & Co.,
Ship Chandlers & Sail Makers,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Twines and Cordage,
205 & 207 South Water St., Cor. Wells, Chicago.
Manila and Tarred Rope, Sail Duck, Flags, Bags and Bagging, Oakum, Tar, Pitch, Paints, Oils, Chains, Anchors, Tackle Blocks. Also, Gill Nets, Seines, and every variety of Seine and Gill Net Twine; Cotton, Flax & Hemp Twine of all descriptions; Coal Tar, Roofing Pitch & Felting.
TENTS, AWNINGS AND TARPAULINS.
G. Hubbard. J. S. Turner. Geo. B. Carpenter.