GEORGE DEWEY. TLS: "George Dewey" as Admiral, 1p,
8x10½. Washington, 1900 January 27. To the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn,
N.Y. In full: "Please accept my thanks for thre copy of the Brooklyn
Eagle Almanac, which you so kindly sent me." During the Spanish-American
War, George Dewey destroyed the Spanish squadron in the Battle of Manila Bay
(July 1, 1898). In March 1899, Dewey was made Admiral of the Navy, a rank
created especially for him and the highest held by an American naval
officer. In April, 1900, three months after he wrote this letter, Admiral
Dewey announced from Washington his willingness to serve as President "if the
American people want me for this high office". They didn't. Folds, not at
signature. Creased, worn edges with 2 nicks at right edge (all intact). Shaded
at upper and right margins.
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