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Mr. Adee to Mr. Porter.

No. 33.]

Sir: Referring to your No. 30, of the 12th ultimo, in relation to the monument erected at Valparaiso to the memory of the officers and seamen of the U. S. frigate Essex, I have to inform you that the Secretary of the Navy has recommended to the favorable consideration of the naval committees of the Senate and House of Representatives your suggestion that a monument commemorative of their services be erected at the Naval Academy or in one of the squares at Washington.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.