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DAVID G. FARRAGUT 1858 Autograph Letter Signed
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1858-Dated Autograph Letter Signed “D.G. Farragut”
DAVID G. FARRAGUT (1801-1870). Historic American Civil War Union Admiral best remembered for his Battle of Mobile Bay order paraphrased: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"
December 10, 1858-Dated, Autograph Letter Signed, “D.G. Farragut”, 1 page, on clean lined wove period paper, measuring 7.75” x 9.75”, at Washington, D.C., Choice Very Fine. There is a trivial margin chip out of upper left corner selvage, not affecting any text. This personal letter is written to Paul Langdon, a young man who had been his Secretary. Farragut tells of his latest orders, declaring, in part:

"I am now happy to inform you that I have a fine ship, said to be the finest in the Navy... The Brooklyn, at N. York ... her destination is the Gulf of Mexico. We will make our trial trip on the 1st of Jany.” Anxious to have Langdon rejoin him as his secretary, Farragut adds, "If you will go with me you will be rewarded by a visit to Havana, Vera Cruz & if you wish to travel you can go to Mexico some time in the course of the cruise should we lay any time at the Port of Vera Cruz."

Farragut, who had previously been stationed at Mare Island near San Francisco, goes on to discuss his recent dealings with California Senator William Gwin. In the process, he mentions "my friend Mallory," very likely a reference to Stephen R. Mallory, a Florida Senator who was Chairman of the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs, and who was later the Confederate States of America’s Secretary of the Navy! The ship “USS Brooklyn” was Farragut's last command before the outbreak of the Civil War. Paul Langdon did not accompany him, but they remained a friend for years.
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DAVID G. FARRAGUT 1858 Autograph Letter Signed

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1858-Dated Autograph Letter Signed “D.G. Farragut”
DAVID G. FARRAGUT (1801-1870). Historic American Civil War Union Admiral best remembered for his Battle of Mobile Bay order paraphrased: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"
December 10, 1858-Dated, Autograph Letter Signed, “D.G. Farragut”, 1 page, on clean lined wove period paper, measuring 7.75” x 9.75”, at Washington, D.C., Choice Very Fine. There is a trivial margin chip out of upper left corner selvage, not affecting any text. This personal letter is written to Paul Langdon, a young man who had been his Secretary. Farragut tells of his latest orders, declaring, in part:

"I am now happy to inform you that I have a fine ship, said to be the finest in the Navy... The Brooklyn, at N. York ... her destination is the Gulf of Mexico. We will make our trial trip on the 1st of Jany.” Anxious to have Langdon rejoin him as his secretary, Farragut adds, "If you will go with me you will be rewarded by a visit to Havana, Vera Cruz & if you wish to travel you can go to Mexico some time in the course of the cruise should we lay any time at the Port of Vera Cruz."

Farragut, who had previously been stationed at Mare Island near San Francisco, goes on to discuss his recent dealings with California Senator William Gwin. In the process, he mentions "my friend Mallory," very likely a reference to Stephen R. Mallory, a Florida Senator who was Chairman of the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs, and who was later the Confederate States of America’s Secretary of the Navy! The ship “USS Brooklyn” was Farragut's last command before the outbreak of the Civil War. Paul Langdon did not accompany him, but they remained a friend for years.
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