(Springfield, Illinois: February 10th, 1863). 248 x 197 mm. (9 3/4 x 7 3/4"). Written recto and verso of one leaf of a bifolium, in an attractive secretarial hand.
Leaves with small blind stamp of a capital building. Light ink stain on blank verso, else in fine condition.
A letter from Governor Richard Yates of Illinois to President Lincoln, recommending Brig. General W. K. Strong for the position of Military Governor of Arkansas. "He is . . . one of your most zealous supporters, [who] heartily endorses the emancipation policy, and would undoubtedly omit nothing necessary to carry out the Proclamation." (ST8120-8c)
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