Sunday, July 23, 2017

General Winfield Scott to Gustavus V. Fox, January 30, 1861

Washington, Jan. 30, 1861.
Dear Sir:

I have seen your letter to Mr. Blair. Come here as soon as you can.

Yrs respectfulIy
Winfield Scott.
G. V. Fox, Esqr.

[Envelope endorsed in Mrs. Fox's writing.—EDS.] “Gen. Scott, Feb. '61. Laid a week in the P.O., and he telegraphed and Gus went on.”

SOURCE: Robert Means Thompson & Richard Wainwright, Editors, Publications of the Naval Historical Society, Volume 9: Confidential Correspondence of Gustavus Vasa Fox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1861-1865, Volume 1, p. 3

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