Wesley Sloan to Richard Yates

Title

Wesley Sloan to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1862-02-27

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

501387

Transcription

Golconda, Ills

Feby 27, 1862

Gov. Richard Yates

Dear Sir. By the death of the late Col Thomas H Smith who fell at Fort Donelson while gallantly fighting in defence of the Union a vacancy has occurred in the office of States attorney in this 19th Judicial District. As the Spring term of our courts will soon commence, I suggest to your Excellency the propriety of appointing some competent person to fill the place. I am informed there are two gentlemen in the District who would like to have the office. There may be and doubtless are more. I refer to William H Green the law partner of the late Col Smith, and George W Neely who has partially attended to the duties of the office since last fall. Aside from any political objections which your Excellency may have to Mr Green, I do not hesitate to say that he would make a most excellent officer. I believe him to be better qualified for the place than any other man in the district who may want it. But I do not wish your Excellency to infer that I am pressing upon you the appointment of a man whose political views differ from your own. I only speak as to his qualifications.

Very Respecty

Your obdt Servt

Wesley Sloan


Wesley Sloan

Golconda Feby 27

Recommending Mr Green for Pros. Atty. since Col Smith decd.

Enbd

File

Enter & File

Pros. Atty

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Citation

“Wesley Sloan to Richard Yates ,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed April 9, 2020, http://chroniclingillinois.org/items/show/3109.