Letter: Adam Hetfield to George Waterman
January 29, 1866

Am now selling "in memory of's"

Watseka Ill
Jan 29th 1866

Friend George

Will you be kind enough to get and forward to me at this place a certificate from the Adjt Genl of this state, stating where and when I first enlisted. He will see by the rolls on file in his office that I enlisted on the 20th of Sept/61 at Middleport Ill.

The object for which I want the certificate is to assist me in obtaining my local bounty. My name was omitted in the list furnished the clerk of this county. I presume the certificate will cost [page torn]... please pay the same and [page torn]... the amount. I will remit as soon as [page torn].

I received a letter from Tilt* a few days since. He spoke of having heard from you. I saw Genl B—* in Chicago about five weeks since. I presume you have heard from him since then.

I've gone into the marble business and am now selling "in memory of's" which don't suit me very well. I expect to close my present business within a few months and go to some place farther west — have not yet decided on the place I will go to. I think some however of Idaho.

Haven't heard from Magee or Boyd* for a coon's age.

Yours Truly
Ad S. Hetfield

Illinois State Archives, Springfield, Illinois.
Adam S. Hetfield, Compiled Service Record, 51st Illinois Infantry, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917, Record Group 94, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.