William S. Pope to Richard Yates
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St. Louis, Mo., May 13th 1864
Gov. Richd Yates Springfield Ills.
Your letter and the Photographs come to hand just recd. I am very much obliged for the pictures. Gave them to Major Mckay for the Fair. I have one beside- As to the time of your speech, let that be measured by the flight of your (travel?) at the time. The Matter, of course the occasion will suggest. patriotic, Antislavery; They go it strong here. Should some Eulogy to the noble lads of the Union-- you can do that to perfection. With the guards, all honor to the common soldier. No one knows better than yourself how to touch those things. The day and the crowd will be Excitement Enough. Everybody wants to hear Gov. Yates. "God bless Dick Yates!!
Your presence and inspiration here will aid greatly, I think, to raise the hundred day men. I am working day and night (out?) of hours for my official duties to get the Fair ready. Hoping Governor that you may have one of your happy days here. I remain as ever, Your Most Obd Servant Wm S. Pope
Pope William S. Saint Louis May 13, 64
Private letter in regard to (Samtary?) Fair--
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