Miscellaneous Documents Printed by Order of Thehouse of Representatives During the Second Session of the Thirty-Second Congress 1852-'53

Miscellaneous Documents Printed by Order of Thehouse of Representatives During the Second Session of the Thirty-Second Congress 1852-'53

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...Hon. Wm. B. Preston, Secretary of the Navy. Note.--For the copy of a letter from Lieut. James McCormick, referred to above, see paper marked A, and forming a part of the proceedings of a naval court of inquiry held on board of the United States sloop-of-war Falmouth, in the port of Benicia, Upper California, Wednesday, January 9, 1850; and also for the copy of a letter from the Hon. T. Butler King, referred to above, see paper G of the same proceedings.--Navy Department. no. 90. Flag-ship Savannah, Benicia Roads, January 21, 1850. Sir: Herewith I have the honor to enclose a copy of the finding and opinion of the naval court of inquiry recently held in this port by my order of the 7th instant, a copy of which is also enclosed, to inquire into the loss of the United States steam propeller Edith, in the temporary command of Lieutenant James McCormick. The apparent delay in making legal inquiry into the loss of a vessel of the navy was owing to the absence of the principal officers, and most of the wrecked crew, for want of means of transportation for themselves, and the necessity of a portion of them remaining near the wreck in charge of such articles as could be saved therefrom. The few articles saved were more or less damaged by being overboard, and from subsequent exposure to heavy rains; but had they not been so damaged, the cost of transportation to Monterey, or San Francisco, would have been greater than the entire cost of such articles purchased new and sent out here. I therefore advertised for bids on the inventory exhibited at the navy agent's office in San Francisco, on which two thousand dollars was the greatest sum that could be realized. It is highly gratifying to see by the evidence before the court, its findings and opinions, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236902327
  • 9781236902320