Gideon Welles 1863 War-Dated Letter Signed as Secretary of the Navy


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Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.

Partly-printed letter signed Gideon Welles, 8×10, Navy Department stationery, March 19, 1863.  Letter authorizing the repair of the roof the barracks at Brooklyn, in full:

You are authorized to have the roof of the barracks at Brooklyn repaired as recommended in your letter of the 16th inst.

In excellent condition, folds.

Uncommon war-dated Welles autographed item.