To the Managing Committee of the Sailors' Fair 
of the Sailor's Fair: Washington,
Boston, Mass. Nov. 8, 1864.
Allow me to wish you a great success. With the old fame of the Navy, made brighter in the present war, you can not fail. I name none, lest I wrong others by omission. To all, from Rear Admiral, to honest Jack I tender the Nation's admiration and gratitude