Thomas J. Turner to Richard Yates

Title

Thomas J. Turner to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1861-06-14

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Language

en

Identifier

500422

Transcription

Head Quarters Camp Scott

Freeport June 14th 1861

To His Excellency Gov R Yates

Dear Sir

While I was at

Springfield on Businefs Simon M.

Preston who was acting as Regimental

Instructor got up a petition to supersede

me as Colonel I do not know how

many men signed the petition; but

it was circulated under false

pretenses - and if it reaches you

I hope you will give me an

opertunity to explain if you think

it worthy of any notice

I have discharged

him from all positions in the

Regiment and as his name is not

on any Muster Roll he cannot

claim to belong here

Sincerely Yours

Thos J Turner


Col T. J. Turner

Answered

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“Thomas J. Turner to Richard Yates ,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed April 9, 2020, http://chroniclingillinois.org/items/show/1398.