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Rear Admiral Francis M. Ramsay, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, to Commander George Dewey


June 19, 1896.


          Your letter of the 18th instant,1 requesting to be ordered to the command of the Pacific Station when a vacancy occurs, has been received, placed on file, and will be given consideration.

          Very respectfully,          

                                           FM Ramsay

Chief of Bureau.

Source Note: TLS, DLC-MSS, PGD. Addressed below close: “COMMANDER/George Dewey,/U.S. Navy,/Board Inspection and Survey,/Washington, D.C.” Document reference: “16500/H.”

Footnote 1: Dewey’s letter has not been found, but this response is proof of Dewey’s personal lobbying efforts to find a position as a Commander-in-Chief on the Pacific Station.

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