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Chicago Augt 14/62

His Excellency

Govr. Yates

Sir

Edward Whitney [illegible] Esqr. is an applicant for Adgt. of one of the new Regiments He was in my office for two years, & one of the best & most efficient Clerks I ever had. He was thorough [illegible] [three?] months Service in [illegible] Walliers Regiment I can say I know of no young man of higher character, & of better business capacity, & if you can consistently give him the appointment, I am sure he will do justice to the office

Yours &c

Grant Goodrich


Grant Goodrich

in behalf

of Edwd J. Whitney