W. Marsh to Richard Yates

Title

W. Marsh to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1865-03-23

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

511911

Transcription

U. S. Consulate Altona March 23 1865 Hon Richd Yates U. S. Senator Washington Sir I omitted to say in my application to you for the Hamburg Consulate that should that office be already filled, please urge them to give me any other in Europe where I can be equally useful. The President knows me, see him and I know he will do it. I am one, last of three brothers, all naturalized citizens, two of whom are or have served their time in the U S Army and I [now?] am serving the country of my adoption by sending you all the men I can in the way of [emmegrants?] as the department knows my wife but I am starving here Senator my office does not realize me [500?] a year, a sum altogether to small to support my family. help me and wherever I am employed the country will be well served by a true man. I have the honor to be dear senator yours truly W. Marsh

W. Marsh Altona Mch 23 65 wants a European Consulship (D)

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“W. Marsh to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 20, 2018, http://chroniclingillinois.org/items/show/20652.