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Percival Drayton to Samuel Francis du Pont
One of two copies of a letter in which Drayton tells du Pont that he has met with Admiral Lee of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron to discuss the ironclads. He speaks more of his time in Washington, reiterating that opinions are quite favorable towards du Pont. He mentions his conversations with the Secretary Welles, Assistant Secretary Fox, and President Lincoln concerning both the events at Fort Sumter and the effectiveness of the ironclads. Louis Goldsborough and Henry Winter Davis are of the opinion that du Pont should not leave until after the matter of Charleston has blown over.
Drayton, Percival, 1812-1865Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865
American Civil War (1861-1865)Armored vesselsNavies--OfficersWar--Public opinion
Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)
Lee, Samuel Phillips, 1812-1897
1 item (3 pages)
Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Winterthur Manuscripts (Accession WMSS)
Group 9, Item W9-14982
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Winterthur Manuscripts (Accession WMSS), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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