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Sept. 28 4

John Earnest Esqr.

1st Sergt Co I 86th Ills Vols

Atlanta Ga

Dear Sir: I am in receipt of your

communication of 20th inst and earnestly

regret to say that I have no place at

present at my disposal. All substitutes

and drafted men are assigned to old

organizations and no new regiments are

now being formed in this state_ I have

placed your letter on file for future


Very Respectfully

Richd. Yates