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Naval Academy Graduates Denied Final Examination Letter If Addicted to the Habit of Intoxication: General Order, 17 May 1858



Hereafter no commanding officer of any vessel of the United States Navy, under whom the graduates of the Naval Academy shall serve, will give letters which will entitle them to their final examination, if addicted to the habit of intoxication.

Isaac Toucey
[Secretary of the Navy]

Navy Department
May 17th, 1858

Published:Thu Dec 18 07:46:35 EST 2014