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ADMIRAL GEORGE DEWEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/18/1889 - HFSID 3033

 

GEORGE DEWEY
George Dewey sends an autograph letter asking for help to get an appointment; which he is successful!
Autograph Letter Signed: "Geo. Dewey/Captain, U.S. Navy", 1½p, separate sheets. New York, 1889 March 18. To Republican Senator George F. Edmunds of Vermont. In full: "Referring to my brothers (sic) letter to you in my interest, it is proper you should know there are several applicants for the office and all are using whatever influence they can command. I believe a word from you to Secretary Tracy would make my case stronger than that of either of the other applicants." BENJAMIN F. TRACY had just become Secretary of the Navy two weeks earlier, when Republican President Benjamin Harrison was inaugurated. After the Civil War, DEWEY held various routine commands at sea and ashore. He rose to Commander in 1872 and Captain in 1884. In July 1889, four months after writing this letter to EDMUNDS, Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, Captain Dewey was appointed Chief of the Bureau of Equipment at the Navy Department in Washington. Recently authorized cruisers were being completed and the first battleships were being planned. Dewey's knowledge of the new ships of the Navy came in handy when he was given command of the Asiatic Squadron in 1897. During the Spanish-American War, he led a squadron of four cruisers and two gunboats. He entered Manila Bay, Philippines on May 1, 1898 and destroyed all ten ships of the Spanish fleet in less than seven hours. He was promoted to Five-Star Admiral of the Navy, a rank created especially for him, in March 1899. Folds, horizontal fold touches the "D". Fine condition.


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ADMIRAL GEORGE DEWEY
Born: December 26, 1837
Died: January 16, 1917



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