Letters sent to Watson G. Haynes on the initiative to change regulations in the United States Navy
Language of Materials
Extent.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Includes correspondents Henry Ward Beecher, Richard Henry Dana, Edward Everett, Ezra Stiles Gannett, Moses Grant, Horace Greeley, John Parker Hale, and Charles Sumner, among others.
Biographical / Historical
Between December 1849 and June 1850 the United States Senate received 271 petitions from the citizens of various states urging the end of flogging. In September 1850 Congress abolished flogging in the Navy and merchant marine. On 3 March 1851, the commutation of the liquor ration was restricted to "officers and their attendants" only. On 31 August 1853, Congress repealed the 1851 law and the liquor privilege was once again opened up to the rank and file. Source: Website of the U.S. Navy Department Library.
- I. Letters and statements from individuals
- II. Documents from groups
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Haynes, Watson G., recipient. Letters sent to Watson G. Haynes on the initiative to change regulations in the United States Navy, 1846-1852: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- EAD ID
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