J. J. Lescher to Richard Yates

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J. J. Lescher, Physician and Druggist, Mr. Carmel, Ill Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Books and Stationery Paints, Oils, Glass, etc., etc.,

Mount Carmel Ills April 15th 1862

His Excellency Gov Richd Yates Springfield Ills

Dear Sir

Holding a Surgeon's Certificate from the Board of Medical Examiners, I am induced to tender you my services, subject to any future contingency that may arise in connection with the wants of the Medical Department of the Army. Should you see cause to follow the practice of some of our loyal Governors who have supplied such regiment with an additional Surgeon, I shall be glad to receive a summons from you at any time.

Yours truly &c J. J. Lescher

P.S. If I had a choice, I should prefer in Hospital to a regimental position "L"

Dr. J. J. Lescher Mt Carmel Apr 15

Tenders his services as Surgeon

Ansd Apr 6

I wish this answered---that it is recd & if chance will appoint him to some post---write that he had better if possible find a Regt where they would desire him, as there is much opposition &c.