Lot 247 of 522:
Signed by John D. Sloat, occupier of Monterey  

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Orders for a Navy midshipman which are signed by John D. Sloat as they were forwarded through the ranks


Washington & Norfolk




Manuscript letter with orders, signed by J.G. Marow(?). 1 page on 4-page blue paper lettersheet, docketed and forwarded on page 4. 25.4x20 cm (10x8").

Midshipman Francis Gregory is ordered to report to the U.S. Frigate Raritan, and John D. Sloat, famous for preemptively attacking and occupying Monterey, California, in 1846 but in 1849 commanding the Norfolk Navy Yard, boldly signs the document on the fourth page as it is forwarded.

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A bit of fading at the folds; very good.

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