A Letter to President McKinley

Some folks were asking in the Facebook group about letters associated with the rescue of the Rebecca Crowell (the incident in the painting). I found photocopies of letters back and forth between US embassies in Europe and the US State Dept. about the incident, including Capt. Dow’s own account which he addressed to President McKinley. Here are images of Capt. Dow’s letter with a transcription, and I will post each other letter (pdf files) in the comments below. There’s also a letter out there he wrote to his sister Minnie describing what happened we’re trying to track down.