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Collection Reference Number GLC00722.37
From Archive Folder William McBlair collection 
Title Charles E. Hawley to William McBlair requesting a medical survey
Date 2 May 1858
Author Hawley, Charles E. (fl. 1858)  
Additional authors McBlair, William (d. 1863)
Recipient McBlair, William  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Letter, with McBlair's autograph endorsement signed on the verso. The letter, written on board the U.S.S. "Marion" at Porto Praya, Cape Verde, states that Hawley is ill with dyspepsia, does not believe he can recover on board, and wishes that "a medical survey may be held in my case." McBlair's note on the next page, written on 3 May 1858, on board the U.S.S. "Dale" at Porto Praya, orders the medical examination to be held. Note on bottom of page states that Hawley passed; it is signed by Assistant Surgeons W. Sherman, R. J. Mason and H.W.M. Washington.
Subjects Health and Medical  Military History  Navy  Maritime  Africa  African American History  African Squadron  Global History and Civics    
People McBlair, William (d. 1863)  Hawley, Charles E. (fl. 1858)  Sherman, W. (fl. 1858)  Washington, H.W.M. (fl. 1858)  Mason, R.J. (fl. 1858)  
Theme Health & Medicine; Naval & Maritime; African Americans; Foreign Affairs; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information William McBlair was a United States naval officer in command of the ship "Dale," responsible for catching illegal slave trading ships off the coast of Africa. Later served in the Confederate Navy.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859