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George P. Abbott

Letter to Gideon Welles 1815

Abbott, George - Letter to Gideon Wells 1865

U.S.S Powhatan
Hampton Roads Va
Feb 3.1865

Sir,

Feeling confident of my ability to perform the duties of an acting gunner in the U.S. Navy. I would respectfully make application for an appointment as such – should I be found qualified upon examination.

I am very respectfully
Your obedient servant
Geo. P. Abbott
Act. Masters Mate
U.S.N.

Hon. Gideon Welles
Secretary of the Navy
Washington
D.C.

Approved & recommended
J F Schenck
Commodore

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Published: Mon May 13 10:53:34 EDT 2019