Box and note describing Sloat donation

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Paper, cardboard
Overall: 34.9 x 84.1 x 58.3mm (1 3/8 x 3 5/16 x 2 5/16 in.)
Cardboard box hand addressed to "Mr. Herbert L. Satterlee/ 49 Wall Street/ New York City" from "Mme./ Townsend Tagliapietra/ Hotel Gramercy" enclosing handwritten note: "Graded magnifying glass set, of three, in constant use by Commodore John D. Sloat - Commander-In-Chief of the United States Squadron Pacific Coast - Flag-Ship "Savannah", 1840, when with the aid of Gen'l John C. Fremont's land force, he took possession of Monterey against the double forces of English & Mexicans".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group