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Lot 343

Dewey, George (1837-1917) Spanish American War admiral. Autograph Letter Signed on "Navy Department, Office of The Admiral of the Navy" letterhead, Washington, May 9, 1904. One page, small quarto, matted and framed with an image of Dewey to an overall size of 19 x 27 inches. To the president of the International League of Press Clubs, greeting the journalists of the country and hoping that "their influence, greater now than ever before, be exerted always for the welfare of America and her people." Letter is lightly soiled, else Fine. Journalists were very influential in starting the Spanish American War, during which Dewey gained fame as the "hero of Manila."
Estimated Value $450 - 550.


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