George C. Clark to Richard Yates

Title

George C. Clark to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1865-03-09

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

511901

Transcription

2 Smith & Nixon's Building

Chicago Ill

9th March 1865

Rich'd Gates Esq

My Dear Sir

I want to presume upon a slight acquaintance made while I was Professor in the University of Chicago to ask a favor

I very much desire some minor diplomatic appointment in Europe I am not very particular about the position or the compensation only I would prefer France or the Germanic States.

If it lies in your power to secure to me such an appointment or in any way to help me toward it I should feel under great obligations to you

I could furnish abundant


testimony as to my suitability for such position I graduated at Amherst in '58 taught Latin in Chi High School for six years & was Professor in the Chi. University several months resigning because of insufficient & tardy paid salary

My friends here are mostly your friends and I could send their endorsements if ever they could come in service

Yours Respy

Geo C Clark


Geo C Clark

Chicago Mrch 9 65

Wants a Diplomatic appointment in France Graduate of Amherst teacher of latin six years in Chicago High School. Professor in Chicago University tc.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“George C. Clark to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 20, 2018, http://chroniclingillinois.org/items/show/20642.