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Collection Reference Number GLC05997
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1860s 
Title Gideon Welles to James Wilson Grimes, discussing the re-establishment of the Naval Academy at Annapolis
Date 7 March 1866
Author Welles, Gideon (1802-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects Reconstruction  Government and Civics  Navy  Education  Finance  Military History  Congress  US Naval Academy  Steam  Science and Technology  Building Construction  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Reconstruction; Naval & Maritime; Education; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945