MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/09/1875 - HFSID 33696
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GENERAL JOHN ADAMS DIX
He pens this letter of introduction to the author, naturalist and U. S. Minister to Italy George Perkins Marsh on his monogrammed stationery in 1875. Dix was President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury in 1861 and sent this famous order to an American boat less than three months before the American Civil War: "If any man attempts to haul down the American Flag, shoot him on the spot".
Autograph Letter signed "John A. Dix". 1 page, folded to 4¾x7¾, on his personalized monogrammed stationery. New York, Nov. 9, 1875. Addressed to His Excellency George P. Marsh In full: "Dear Sir: I have the pleasure of introducing Joseph C. Ceccarini, a native of Rome, who after a residence of about 25 years in this city is about to return to his native country. He has a distinguished standing in his profession, and was for some time a member of the Board of Health. Begging to commend him to your kind consideration, I am Very truly yours". Author and naturalist GEORGE PERKINS MARSH (1801-1882) represented Vermont in the U. S. Congress (1843-1849) until his appointment by President Taylor as Minister to Turkey. President Lincoln named him as the first U. S. Minister to Italy in 1861, a post he held for over two decades until his death. As President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury (1861), JOHNADAMSDIX (1798-1879) telegraphed this famous order to the American cutter Robert McClelland in the port of New Orleans on Jan. 29, 1861, less than three months before the start of the American Civil War: "If any man attempts to haul down the American Flag, shoot him on the spot". Dix later commanded the Department of Virginia (1862-1863) and the Department of the East (1863-1865). After the Civil War, he was Minister to France (1866-1869) and Governor of New York (1872-1874). The U. S. Army's Fort Dix in New Jersey is named in his honor. Slightly spotted. Otherwise, fine condition.
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