Oliver P. Morton to Richard Yates

Title

Oliver P. Morton to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1862-02-28

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

501390

Transcription

State of Indiana.

Executive Department.

Indianapolis, 28 Feby 1862.

His Excellency

Richard Yates

Governor of Illinois

Springfield

Sir:

I beg leave to call your attention to an act of the Legislature of the State of Indiana, Chap. 87, page 161, Acts of the 41st regular session, passed March 9, 1861.

You will observe, by the 3d Section of that act, that it is made my duty to endeavor, by application to be made through the proper authority of the State of Illinois, to procure the abatement of the dam in the Calumet River created by the State of Illinois for the purposes in the 1st Section of the Act mentioned.

The citizens of Indiana, and particularity the inhabitants in the vicinity of the lands overflowed, complain that the continuance of the dam is a great injury to them. I shall be pleased to hear from you that the State of Illinois will either remove the dam or adopt some other course


by which the evil can be overcome, or so mitigated as to avoid just complaint.

I have the honor to be

Very Respectfully,

Your Obt. Servant,

O. P. Morton

Governor of Indiana.

P.S. A copy of the act above referred to is herewith inclosed.


Gov. O. P. Morton of Indiana

To. Gov. of Illinois

In regard to dam across Calumet river.


Wrote Gov M

Mch 8/62

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Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Citation

“Oliver P. Morton to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed April 9, 2020, http://chroniclingillinois.org/items/show/3112.