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Naval History and Heritage Command

Permit Issued by Commodore George C. Remey, Commandant, Key West Naval Base

NAVAL BASE, KEY WEST        

U. S. Flagship Lancaster, August 3, 1898

     Sir:

          Colonel Bosa1 and Mr. John F. Jova, duly accredited agents of General Maximo Gomez, have organized and expedition to land with stores and about thirty Cubans, to join the Cuban forces.

     (2)   The Commodore Commanding First Squadron, North Atlantic Fleet,2 commanding the blockading force on the north side of Cuba, has been informed of this intended expedition, and expects that a naval vessel will convoy it to the point of landing selected.

     (3)   The leader of the expedition being desirous of proceeding at once, without convoy, this permit is issued to the effect that the Commanding Officer of any vessel on the north coast blockade of Cuba will allow the schooner DELLIE to proceed with stores, principally of clothing and provisions, and a party of Cubans, all belonging to the expedition under Colonel Bosa, to land in the vicinity of Cay Frances, Cuba. This paper is to be countersigned, with place and date, and other data , by any United States Naval Commander examining it.

     Very Respectfully,     

Geo C. Remey      

Commodore Commanding

Source Note: CbCyS, DNA, RG 313, Entry 71, p. 305. Addressed below close: “The Commanding Officer,/Any U. S. Naval Vessel, on Blockade,/ North Coast of Cuba.”

Footnote 1: Col. Bernabé Boza.

Footnote 2: Commo. John A. Howell, Commander, First Blockading Squadron.

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