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WILLIAM F. HALSEY (1882 - 1959) American admiral who led the task force attack on the Marshall and Gilbert islands and became commander of Allied naval forces in South Pacific commanding at the Solomon Islands and Leyte Gulf. Fine content T.L.S. on his fleet admiral's letterhead, 2pp. 8vo., [n.p.], Dec. 13, 1945 to Hon. Bernard Samuel, the Mayor of Philadelphia. In part: "...I want to thank you somewhat belatedly for your kindness and hospitality to me and the members of my staff when we recently visited Philadelphia. I also wish to thank you for the warm welcome which was accorded me by your fellow citizens. Their cordial greeting...I accepted as an expression of their whole-hearted support and tribute to the wonderful American young men and women who served in the armed forces of our country..." Halsey had been promoted to the rank of Fleet Admiral only two days before writing this letter.

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November 13, 2018 10:00 AM EST
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