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Almy, John Jay, 1815-1895


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John Almy letter, 1849 Sep

 File — Box 19, Folder: 19
Identifier: MSC-364- File MSI 371
Scope and Contents

Autographed letter signed, USS Ohio, San Francisco, CA to his sister regarding her brother-in-law’s (Senator John P. Hale) bill introduced in the Senate to end flogging as a way of disciplining sailors in the U.S. Navy. Almy supports flogging as a way to control sailors and guarantee the safety of officers and asks that she use her influence with him on this subject. Hale was successful in his effort to end corporal punishment.

Dates: 1849 Sep