Friday, March 12, 2010

Letter of the Day, March 12 (2 of 3)

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 1325


March 12, 1896


To the Surgeon General, U.S. Army

Washington, D.C.




I have the honor to forward herewith for your signature a letter to the Honorable Secretary of War, requesting that the Spanish Minister of War be thanked for the donation of a Bolsa de Copania to the Army Medical Museum.


Very respectfully,


D.L. Huntington


Deputy Surgeon General, U.S. Army,

In charge of Museum and Library Division.


Here’s the enclosed letter…


March 12, 1896.


To the Honorable,

The Secretary of War,

Washington, D.C.




I have the honor to state that the following article of Sanitary Corps Equipment of the Spanish Army has been received at the U.S. Army Medical Museum:


1 Bolsa de Compania.


As the article was presented, on the part of the Spanish Government, by his Excellency, the Minister of War of Spain, to this Department free of charges and expenses, I would respectfully suggest that a letter of thanks be sent to his Excellency.


The Bolsa was received through Captain J. H. H. Peshine, 13th Infantry, Military Atttache at Madrid (Despatch No. 163, Legation of the U.S., Office of the Military Attache, Madrid, January 13, 1896.)


Very respectfully,


Surgeon General, U.S. Army

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