GIDEON WELLES - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 03/01/1864 - HFSID 86937
Sale Price $595.00
GIDEON WELLES. Manuscript LS: "Gideon Welles" as Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy, 1p, 7¾x9¾. Washington, 1864 March 1. To Commodore Joshua R. Sands, Sacketts Harbor, N.Y. In full: "In reply to your letter of the 19th Inst. the Department informing you that it will not be necessary for you to remain at Sackett's Harbor. Authority has been asked of Congress to sell Lot No 13. When that permission has been obtained, your personal attention will be needed." Joshua Sands served as lighthouse inspector on Lakes Erie and Ontario and the St. Lawrence River (1862-1866) and as Port-Admiral at Norfolk, Va. (1869-1872). Promoted to Commodore in 1862, he became Rear Admiral in 1866. Welles served as Secretary of the Navy in the Lincoln and Johnson administrations, 1861-1869. Lightly creased. Nailhead-size stain at lower blank right margin. Fine condition.
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