JOSEPHUS DANIELS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/09/1913 - HFSID 297929
Sale Price $255.00
As Secretary of the Navy, he assures a retired naval officer that he may travel abroad.
Typed Letter signed: "Josephus Daniels" as Secretary of the Navy, 1 page, 8x10½. Washington, 1913 April 19. On official letterhead to Naval Contractor Joseph H. Lennard, Philadelphia. In full: "Referring to your letter of April 5, 1913, requesting permission to go abroad, you are informed that Paragraph 3, Article 705, Instructions to the Navy Regulations, 1913 reads as follows: 'Officers on the retired list may change their residence, or travel abroad, without specific permission of the Department, but they shall keep the Bureau of Navigation or Commandant, Marine Corps, informed of their address."Josephus Daniels (1862-1948) served as Wilson's Secretary of the Navy from 1913-1921- prior to which he was a successful newspaper owner and editor. As a partisan Democrat, he used his control of the Raleigh News & Observer to advance the party causes. He launched a "White Supremacy" campaign in North Carolina that led to Democrat victories in 1898 and 1900 and the disfranchisement of American Americans. In 1898, he was credited with inciting the Wilmington Race Riots-years later he was said to have regretted his stance. While Secretary of the Navy, he banned alcohol from US Navy ships and ruled that no prostitution would be permitted within five miles of any naval base. He later served as Ambassador to Mexico (1933-1941) under FDR. The USS Josephus Daniels was commissioned from 1965-1994 was named for him as are schools and buildings throughout North Carolina. Toned. Multiple mailing folds. Fine condition.
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