March 29th, 2015 Palm Sunday March 30th, 2015 Seward's Day March 31st, 2015 César Chávez Day April 2nd, 2015 World Autism Awareness Day April 2nd, 2015 Maundy Thursday April 2nd, 2015 Pascua Florida Day April 3rd, 2015 Good Friday April 4th, 2015 Holy Saturday April 4th, 2015 First day of Passover April 4th, 2015 United Nations' Mine Awareness Day April 5th, 2015 Easter Sunday April 6th, 2015 Easter Monday April 7th, 2015 United Nations' World Health Day April 7th, 2015 Day to Remember Rwanda Genocide Victims April 10th, 2015 Orthodox Good Friday April 11th, 2015 Last day of Passover April 11th, 2015 Orthodox Holy Saturday April 12th, 2015 Orthodox Easter April 12th, 2015 International Day of Human Space Flight April 13th, 2015 Orthodox Easter Monday April 15th, 2015 Father Damien Day April 15th, 2015 Tax Day April 16th, 2015 Emancipation Day April 16th, 2015 Yom HaShoah April 20th, 2015 Patriot's Day April 21st, 2015 San Jacinto Day April 22nd, 2015 Earth Day April 22nd, 2015 Oklahoma Day April 22nd, 2015 Administrative Professionals Day April 23rd, 2015 Yom HaAtzmaut April 23rd, 2015 World Book and Copyright Day April 24th, 2015 Arbor Day April 25th, 2015 World Malaria Day April 26th, 2015 World Intellectual Property Day April 27th, 2015 Confederate Memorial Day April 28th, 2015 World Day for Safety and Health at Work April 29th, 2015 Day to Remember Chemical Warfare Victims
Gideon Welles - Manuscript Letter Signed 03/07/1864 For Sale
GIDEON WELLES As a major corruption scandal breaks, Secretary Welles signs an order stopping payment to suppliers and purchasing agents involved. Manuscript Letter signed: "Gideon Welles", as Secretary of the Navy. 1 page 7¾x9¾. Navy Department, 1864 March 7. Signed letter to be sent as a telegram to Commodore C. K. Stribling, Commandant, Philadelphia Navy Yard. In full: "Make no bills or payments for either Schofield, Savage or Raymond until further orders." Ink notation in lower left indicates telegram sent. The word "Asst" has been crossed out, indicating that Welles decided to convey this order personally, rather than through a subordinate. Gideon Welles (1802-1878) formerly a Jacksonian Democrat, joined the newly founded Republican Party in 1854 because of his strong opposition to slavery. An able administrator, he served as Secretary of the Navy throughout the Presidencies of Abraham Lincoln (who called him "Neptune") and Andrew Johnson (1861-1869). On March 15, 1864 Isaac Henderson, US Navy Agent at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, was arrested. A Grand Jury was summoned, and heard testimony from Brooklyn hardware merchant Joseph L. Savage that Henderson was overcharging the Navy for supplies acquired, and was demanding kickbacks from Savage and other merchants. Savage's affidavit implicated purchasing agent Charles L. Schofield. Welles recommended Henderson's immediate dismissal, pending an investigation. President Lincoln concurred, despite the political sensitivity of the case. (Henderson was also a business partner of William Cullen Bryant, editor of the New York Evening Post, whose endorsement had greatly helped Lincoln secure the Republican Presidential nomination in 1860.) Research to date has not identified "Raymond." The enormous purchasing requirements of the Civil War, and the urgent need for haste, created great opportunities for corruption. In this case, the scrupulously honest Welles moved quickly to combat it. Horizontal fold creases. 1" slit at right edge of center fold - just touching the "s" in signature. Small > tear at upper left corner. Edges toned and lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
Click image(s) to enlarge:Image(s) shown may contain our company watermark. The actual document does not contain this watermark Please note that this item is an original, authentically signed historical document. Please do not be fooled by others selling copies/reprints as originals.
HistoryForSale is the world's largest dealer of authentic autographs and manuscripts. Our inventory contains documents in all areas of interest including presidents, royalty, military, aviation, religion, business, science, celebrities, sports, music, authors and more. Whether looking to add to your collection, acquire a unique centerpiece for the home or office, or as a truly one-of-a-kind gift for someone special, you'll find it here at HistoryForSale. Contact us today and let us assist you in finding that perfect item. The Gallery of History, founded in 1981, is a long-standing UACC Registered Dealer, #RD110, and is a long-standing member of the Manuscript Society.
HistoryForSalesm: Gallery of History Direct allows you to offer on and purchase from our inventory, which has been collected over a 45-year period by Todd M. Axelrod, President and respected authority in the field. The Gallery of History is the largest dealer in the world with an available inventory that exceeds 200,000 autographs and manuscripts. Preserving historical documents is important to us. Your purchase comes to you appropriately protected. Our unframed items are sent to you either in acid-free Mylar® sleeves or have been encapsulated in acid-free Mylar. Our framed items are encapsulated in Mylar to guard against organic acids, mounted in an acid-free enviroment and are framed behind UF3-AR Plexiglas which blocks out approximately 94% of the ultraviolet light.Authenticity: This document has been authenticated and is accompanied by our Certificate of Authenticity. The Certificate is issued by our parent company, Gallery of History, Inc., and bears Mr. Axelrod's signature. Our Certificate of Authenticity is recognized by every major insurance carrier worldwide and we financially stand behind it. We have an outstanding reputation for the thoroughness of our research, for our business integrity and for our service to our clients. Payment - Buyers will be emailed payment instructions following the sale. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express & PayPal. PayPal customers must have a confirmed address on file with PayPal. Customers must provide a daytime telephone number to be used in case of any shipping difficulties. Customers are advised that they are responsible for payment of any international duties and/or taxes. All buyers must contact us after completion of sale for payment instructions and shipping charges. Complete payment is due within 24 hours of purchase. Shipping - We ship via FedEx Economy. Shipping charges are calculated at time of payment and are dependent on the number of items purchased and the destination shipping address. We do not ship to P.O. boxes. Please feel free to contact us in advance for shipping charges - International customers are encouraged to do so. PLEASE REMEMBER TO PROVIDE A DAYTIME TELEPHONE NUMBER WHEN PAYMENT IS MADE AS FEDEX WILL NOT SHIP WITHOUT ONE.
This item has been shown times.
Gideon Welles - Manuscript Letter Signed 03/07/1864: $8,999