Letter from the Executive Director of the Naval Historical Foundation dated 7 October 1986 thanking Mrs. Furlong for donating the book to the Foundation.
7 October 1986
Mr.Jacquelin A. Marshall
400 Cathedral Avenue, NW
The Westchester , Apt. 522B
Washington, D.C. 20016
Dear Mr. Marshall:
On behalf of the officers of the Naval Historical Foundation I whish to express our thanks to you and Mrs. Furlong for the book History of the Flag by G.H. Preble which you arranged to have delivered to us as an addition to the Late Rear Admiral William R. Furlong's collection that was donated to the Foundation last year.
We appreciate the particular significance of this volume which Admiral Furlong had on board his flagship USS Oglala when it was sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and which he later retrieved and had conserved and rebound.
Original cover written in Admiral Preble's hand of "Synopsis Of Geo: Henry Preble's Services In The Western Blockading Squadron From Jan. 14 To Oct. 12, 1862 In Command Of The U.S. Steam Gunboat Katahdin & U.S. Steam Sloop Oneida With Commendatory Letters From Admiral Farragut, Vice Adm'l Porter, Rear Admirals Bailey, Bell, Palmer, Commodore Alden & Others. &C, &C, &C."
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