Gideon Welles Letter to Commander N. Collins


NAVY DEPARTMENT, September 17, 1866.

SIR: The navalgeneral court martial before which you were tried at Washington, D.C., April 5th, 1865, found you guilty of violating the territorial jurisdiction of a neutral government and sentenced you to be dismissed from the Navy of the United States of America.
T he sentence of the court is not approved, and you will await the further orders of the Department.
Very respectfully,

G.Wells, Secretary Navy

Captain N. COLLINS, U.S.Navy
Burlington, N.J.