Graham W. Adee to Josephus Daniels


Graham W. Adee to Josephus Daniels


Adee, Graham M.




1916 May 15


Letter from Graham W. Adee to Josephus Daniels to go to Washington, D.C., for a meeting with the
President of the Board.


Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia





From: PA Paymaster G. M. Adee, USN.,

To: Secretary of the Navy, via Medical Officer of the Yard, and Industrial Manager.

Subject: Request that orders be rescinded.

Reference: (a) Navy Dept’s. let. No.4651-76;N-31/C of 5/8/16.

1. I am in receipt of orders as follows:

“1. In compliance with the request of the Naval Examining Board, Navy Yard, Washington, D. C., you will proceed to Washington and report to the President of the Board at 10:00 A. M., May 23, 1916, for temporary duty to take an additional written examination.
“2. Upon the completion of this duty return to Portsmouth, NH.
“3. This in addition to your present duties.”

2. It is requested that these orders be rescinded, as I am nervously run down and approaching a state of neurasthenia, for which last named ailment I have been treated on different occasions, since I have been in the Service, by PA Surgeon CT Grayson, USN., (who treated my first attack in 1910) , Surgeon RB Williams, USN., and PA Surgeon RF Sheehan, USN. My present nervous condition I attribute to the long delay in hearing from the two examinations I have already taken; one of January 10, 1916, and the other of March 14, 1916. It is submitted, that if the Naval Examining Board, Washington, DC has been unable to see its way clear to recommend me for promotion with my record of twelve years, and the written examinations which I have already taken, It would probably find less occasion to recommend me on an additional written examination while I am in my present condition.

(signed) G M Adee

Original Format



Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948



Adee, Graham M., “Graham W. Adee to Josephus Daniels,” 1916 May 15, WWP20993, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.