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52. Iowa Gov. Samuel J. Kirkwood to Lincoln on military governorship of Arkansas

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Title

52. Iowa Gov. Samuel J. Kirkwood to Lincoln on military governorship of Arkansas

Description

Letter from Iowa Governor Samuel J. Kirkwood to Abraham Lincoln recommending Brigadier General George C. Strong for military governorship of Arkansas. February 5, 1863. Copy.

Date

1863-02-05

Contributor

Becki Plunkett and Stephen Vincent

Rights

Copyright State Historical Society of Iowa. Information at http://www.iowahistory.org/libraries/services-and-fees/conditions-for-image-reproductions.html

Digital Reproduction Information

Original scanned at 600 dpi w/ sRGB color space.

Repository

State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines

Repository Collection

State Archives of Iowa: Record Group 43 (Governor)

Digital item created

11/6/2008

Transcription

St. Louis[,] Mo. February 5th 1863 His Excellency the President I am informed there will probably be a change in the Military Governorship of Arkansas and in my judgement [sic] such change is desirable. Should this be done the name of Brig. Gen. [William K.] Strong has been suggested as that of a proper person to fill the vacancy. I very cordially endorse this suggestion. Gen. Strong is an unconditional Union man and a hearty and earnest supporter of your administration and policy. Permit me to express my profound conviction that neither your administration nor policy can result honorably and successfully to the country, & yourself unless your subordinates earnestly support the one and the other. Very Respectfully Your Ob[edien]t Serv[an]t[,] Samuel J. Kirkwood