Dalton, Ga. Mar 22nd 1865
Honorable Richard Yates, U. S. S.
You will kindly permit me to express to you all the gratitude I feel for the favors you have bestowed upon me. I know that it was by your ministry that the appointement to my present rank was obtained and this places me under the deepest obligations. All my exertions will tend to prove to you that your protection has not been extended to me [unworthily?]
I recommending myself
to your kind remembrance for the future, I remain gratefully
Your most obedt servt
[illegible] Brig. Genl.