Senator Redfield Proctor of Vermont to Commodore George Dewey
United States Senate,
Proctor, Vt., Oct. 16, 1897
I am delighted to hear that the matter is settled. I intended to drop you a note about my interview with the President merely to say that it was every way as satisfactory and more positive than that with the Secretary. I said to him that he could do me a great personal favor, and at the same time do the right and best thing for the service, and stated the case very briefly. He made a memorandum note in my presence to show the Secretary, and am sure he did so at the first opportunity, but I have no doubt the Secretary of himself would have reached the same result. I congratulate you, and hope I may have an opportunity to see you at your station.
Very truly yours,
Source Note: ALS, DLC-MSS, PGD. Addressed below close: “Commodore George Dewey,/Metropolitain Club, Washington.” Written on “United States Senate/WASHINGTON, D.C.” stationary.