The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), July 20, 1890


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A SAMPLE OF RED TAPE

James Ash, of Buffalo, owner of the propeller Calumet, which foundered off Fort Sheridan, near Chicago, last November, recently sent Diver Quinn at work to recover the machinery of the wreck, but was astonished at the receipt of a telegram from Quinn stating that the soldiers were using the spar as part of a target practice range and that in consequence he was unable to commence work. Mr. Ash was informed by the commander of the fort that the soldiers would have to use that particular spot for their shooting until the 26th inst., which meant a vexatious delay in raising the machinery. Mr. Ash thereupon applied to Congressman Farquhar for redress. Mr. Farquhar laid the facts of the case before Secretary Proctor* and obtained from him a written order commanding the stoppage of the shooting. This order will have to undergo the red-tape process down a long line of army officers before the commandant at Fort Sheridan finally receives it.,/p>


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Newspaper
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Clippings
Notes:
*presumably Redfield Proctor, U. S. Secretary of War
Date of Original:
July 20, 1890
Local identifier:
GLN.14120
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), July 20, 1890