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UNITED STATES NAVAL HISTORY

UNITED STATES NAVAL HISTORY

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1 SLOAT, JOHN D Original Pay Receipt Signed by United States Navy Officer John D. Sloat
New York 8 1/4 x 2 1/2 1855 
Original pay receipt issued to John D. Sloat and signed by him in the amount of $297 from J. Geo. Harris, Purser United States Navy, dated August 1, 1855. Printed on light blue gray paper with a decorative vertical design. Fine condition. John D. Sloat (1781 - 1867) began his military career in the Navy in 1800 when he was appointed midshipman and served in the War of 1812, for which he was promoted to lieutenant for conspicuous gallantry in the capture of the frigate HMS Macedonian. He went on to various appointments and in 1844 became the commander of the Pacific Squadron, and in 1846 was involved in securing California's inclusion as part of the United States. At the time of his retirement in 1866 he was promoted to Rear Admiral. His legacy includes having the USS Sloat (DE-245) and the USS Sloat (DD-316) named in his honor, as well as several streets and schools in California. 
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