Aug 7th 1862
Hon Richd Yates
The large Numbers of troops being now called into service under the recent Levies will doubly render it necessary for promotions to be made by the president. As one of the older colonels in the field, and considering the Services rendered, I feel that it is no presumption in me to desire promotion. Thus far I have never asked anything more than I possess. It would be gratifying to me now to have my claims considered by the President. If therefore you can do so with entire satisfaction to yourself, I shall feel obliged, if you will favor me with a letter to Mr Lincoln, upon the subject.
You may if you please forward the letter to me at Bethel Tennissee, of which Post I go tomorrow to take Command.
Other high (army) officers have consented to do me like favors.
Believe me truly & Respectfully
I N Haynie
Col 48th Ills Vol Infty
Col N Haynie
48th Regt I.V.M
Jackson Aug 7 / 62
“Asks promotion. Would be gratifying to him, to have his claims considered by the Presdt.
Considering his letter to convention I cannot recommend