Springfield Ills Feby 4. 1864
Will Col Wood please make out instructions [illegible] to A. M. Swan State Agt at Washington for relief of soldiers et & send them to me. He is to act without pay unless Legislature will allow him. There is great complaint that we have no such agt at Washn. We need one there frequently. Swan is one of the men who complain most but a most worthy man in on of the Depts there from Fulton Co. Ills.
Gov Yates [illegible] Feby 3 1864
wants [illegible] for A M Swan an agent in Washington [illegible]
A G O Feby 3 1864