Illinois & Michigan Canal Office,
Lockport, April 25 1863
Hon O. M. Hatch
Secry. of State
I have Received yours of the 13th inst. I send enclosed four fifty cent stamps which I request you to affix to the following Certificates to wit
Heirs of Sheldon Cadwell
Heirs of Peter Malley
which you kindly offered to do
In refference to stamps upon Patents for lands issued by the Governor Will you please ascertain
what will be considered a proper cancelling thereof and get the Governor to authorise me to do it so that the patentees can have the stamps affixed if the wish at their own expense I know of some who want it done in that way. Please advise me on that subject
Ills & Michigan Canal Office
Lockport April 25 1863
Sends enclosed four fifty cent stamps - which he desires to be affixed to following certificates.
Heirs of Sheldon Cadwell, Elijah Rice, Timothy Conden Heirs of Peter Modey, which you kindly offered to do. In refference to stamps on patents for lands wishes to know what will be considered proper cancelling thereof - also wishes authority from the Governor to do it.
Recd Ex O. May 6th 1863.