Lot 22: 1901 Autograph Letter by GEORGE DEWEY, Admiral of the Navy, American Civil War

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GEORGE DEWEY Autograph Letter Admiral of the Navy
GEORGE DEWEY (1837-1917). The only person in U.S. History to attain the rank of Admiral of the Navy; best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila during the Spanish American War.
August 4, 1901-Dated, Autograph Letter Signed in full, four pages, measuring 8" x 5" written upon stationery engraved, "The Homestead... Hot Springs, Va." To (Rear Admiral William T.) Swinburne (1847-1928). It reads, in part: "The order of the Secretary in relation to the ships will require considerable thought before answering and I am glad you are to have a meeting of the Executive Com. before you sail.... Mrs. Dewey joins me in warmest remembrances...."
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