Letter to Governor Alexander Ramsey from Horstmann Brothers and Company regarding a flag for the 1st Regiment – December 3, 1862
Philada Dec 3d 1862
Mr. Robt. F. Fisk
St. Paul Minn
We are in receipt of your favor of 24[th] ult[imate] but as we have no previous order for the Flag, we are at a loss to know whether we are to make 2 Flags or only one.
We can make a blue silk flag with Minnesota Arms on one side and U.S. Arms on the other with the Battles painted on as directed in yours of 24[th] ult[imate] and an U.S. flag with Stars and Stripes with the Battles on the Field surrounded with Stars.
The two flags will cost $175.00
Please favor us with a reply.
Horstmann Bros and Co
[p W Schulz J]
Citation: December 3, 1862, Letter from Horstmann Bros. & Co, Letters Received–State Purchases. Minnesota: Governor: Ramsey. Records. Minnesota Historical Society. State Archives. Minnesota Historical Society. [111.E.20.4F]