Winchester July 17/62
Hon Richard Yates
I received yours of the 14 Inst but two late to answer by return mail. You informed me that you with the State officers had recommended me as Assessor of this Congressional Destrict I am under Great and lasting obligations to you all for the Same and Should I be appointed I will discharge the duties to the best of my abilities and any thing I can do for your particular friends I would be glad to do
I remain your old and untireing friend
Starkey. R. Powell
Starkey R. Powell
Winchester July 17
Acknowledging favor of recom. for ass.
Starkie R Powell
Moses Please mention this to no body.