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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to the 1860s
|Gideon Welles to James Wilson Grimes, discussing the re-establishment of the Naval Academy at Annapolis
|7 March 1866
|Welles, Gideon (1802-1878)
|Written in secretarial hand and signed by Secretary of the Navy Welles to Grimes, U.S. Senator from Iowa who chaired the Committee on Naval Affairs. Wants to "invite your attention" to the estimate submitted last November to provide for the deficiency in the appropriation for the re-establishment of the Naval Academy at Annapolis and its support for the fiscal year starting 30 June 1866. Says it appears to have been overlooked. Says the money is needed badly because it has already been expended or obligations incurred to spend it. Also wants 20,000 dollars to erect a building at the academy for the department of steam engineering. Says the department is newly introduced and highly important. Says no exact estimates on the building can be given, but that it will not be over 20,000 dollars. Claims only as much as is needed will be used.
|Reconstruction Government and Civics Navy Education Finance Military History Congress US Naval Academy Steam Science and Technology Building Construction
|Reconstruction; Naval & Maritime; Education; Government & Politics
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945