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MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 02/16/1861 - HFSID 72558

GENERAL JOHN ADAMS DIX He pens this note in Washington, D. C. in 1861: "I have the pleasure of Complying with a part of Your request".

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GENERAL JOHN ADAMS DIX He pens this note in Washington, D. C. in 1861: "I have the pleasure of Complying with a part of Your request". He 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 Note Signed: "John A.Dix". 1 page, 5½x9¼, 1 sheet folded. Washington, Feb. 16, 1861. In full: "I have the pleasure of Complying with a part of Your request". As President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury (1861), Dix (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. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Signature and body of letter have bled lightly but are legible. Random ink spots and stains. Adhesive remnants on verso. Folded in quarters and unfolded. Otherwise, fine condition.

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