The Chatham News/USS Pittsburgh
Officers and Men Give a Bell to Rochester Cathedral.
The following letter sent this week to the Dean of Rochester, speaks for itself:—
Dear Dr. Storrs,——Before the ship sails from Chatham, I wish to express to you our appreciation of the honour you have done us, in coming on board to address my officers and men, and for the special service which you held for us in your Cathedral.
We are grateful for these kindnesses, and I beg you to thank Mrs. Storrs, and the ladies of Rochester, for their entertainment of our men in the Guildhall, Rochester.
I hand you herewith a cheque for £52 10s, from Admiral Huse, the Officers and Men of Pittsburg, to cover the cost of re-casting a bell for the Cathedral chimes. I understand that it is agreeable to you to have the bell marked:
Sincerely and respectfully yours,
J. W. TODD, Capt. U.S. Navy, Comdg.