HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Washington City, D. C., March 12, 1862
C. DUNHAM, Esq., Ed. Hawk-Eye.
Dear Sir, – I shall in the course of the present session of Congress, have placed at my disposal a lot of Cotton and Tobacco seen for distribution. I wish to furnish these to persons who will plant and cultivate them; and thank such persons throughout the First congressional District, to inform me at an early day, so that I may supply them.
Papers throughout the District will conter a favor by inserting, this in their favor by inserting this in their columns.
Very truly yours,
JAMES F. WILSON.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 22, 1862, p. 1