Rear Admiral William A. Kirkland, Commandant, Mare Island Navy Yard, to Secretary of the Navy John D. Long
Dated Mare Island Calif 5
To Secy Navy WDC
Charleston Commissioned at eleven this morning
Capt H Glass Kirkland
Source Note: C, DNA, AFNRC, M625, roll 320. Cable was handwritten on “THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY,” stationary. Document has a rectangular “BUREAU OF NAVIGATION,” stamp dated 8 May 1898. “Capt. H Glass” was handwritten addition in another hand.