Memoirs of John Adams DIX

Author: John Adams Dix  | Date: 1883

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"If Any One Attempts to Haul Down the American Flag" (1861)

BY SECRETARY JOHN ADAMS DIX

Treasury Department, January 29, 1861.

TELL Lieutenant Caldwell to arrest Captain Breshwood, assume command of the cutter, and obey the order I gave through you. If Captain Breshwood, after arrest, undertakes to interfere with the command of the cutter, tell Lieutenant Caldwell to consider him as a mutineer, and treat him accordingly. If any one attempts to haul clown the American flag, shoot him on the spot.

JOHN A. DIX,

Secretary of the Treasury.

Morgan Dix, (New York, 1883), I, 371.

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Chicago: John Adams Dix, Memoirs of John Adams DIX, ed. Morgan DIX in American History Told by Contemporaries, ed. Albert Bushnell Hart (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903), Original Sources, accessed July 18, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PIHF3TJ8JHWGMF5.

MLA: Dix, John Adams. Memoirs of John Adams DIX, edited by Morgan DIX, Vol. I, in American History Told by Contemporaries, edited by Albert Bushnell Hart, Vol. 4, New York, The Macmillan Company, 1903, Original Sources. 18 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PIHF3TJ8JHWGMF5.

Harvard: Dix, JA, Memoirs of John Adams DIX, ed. . cited in 1903, American History Told by Contemporaries, ed. , The Macmillan Company, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 18 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PIHF3TJ8JHWGMF5.