Almy, John Jay, 1815-1895
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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.