John D. Long, Secretary of the Navy, Typed Letter, Signed, (Tls) one page, (Approx. 8.75” x 5.5”) on Navy Department stationery to M. D. Phillips, Esq. of Rochester N. Y., March 29, 1897. John D. Long.

John D. Long, Secretary of the Navy, Typed Letter, Signed, (Tls) one page, (Approx. 8.75” x 5.5”) on Navy Department stationery to M. D. Phillips, Esq. of Rochester N. Y., March 29, 1897

Washington DC: 1897. Long is writing Phillips regarding a memorial to a Alexander H. Rice that took place in Boston. He suggests that Phillips write to the Mayor of Boston to secure a copy of the memorial. J. Very good. Item #18236

John Davis Long (1838-1915) was an American lawyer, politician, and writer from Massachusetts. He was the 32nd Governor of Massachusetts, serving from 1880 to 1883. He later served as the Secretary of the Navy from 1897 to 1902, a period that included the primarily naval Spanish–American War. As President McKinley's Secretary of the Navy, he modernized that department.

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