Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Squadron, to Lieutenant John C. Fremont
U.S. Flagship New York, 1st Rate,
Off Havana, Cuba,
April 30th, 1898.
S I R :--
You will proceed to Cayuannes Point with the torpedo boat under your command and land Mr. Sylvester Scoval for the purpose of obtaining information. You will take the Pilot Santos with you.
2. If the required information is awaiting you, you will return without delay.
3. If it is necessary to delay for the information, you will return and make a subsequent trip to pick up Mr. Scoval.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy,
Commander in Chief, U.S.Naval Force,
North Atlantic Station.
Source Note: TCy, AFNRC, M625, roll 228. Addressed below close: “The Commanding Officer/U. S. T. B. PORTER.” Document reference: “No. 9.” Docketed: “U.S. Flagship New York,/(1st RATE.)/Off Havana, Cuba,/April 30 1898/SAMPSON, W. T./ CAPTAIN Rear Ad./Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Naval Force,/North Atlantic Station./SUBJECT:/Copy of orders to/Commanding Off./U.S. T. B. PORTER.” Document features a stamp from the “BUREAU OF NAVIGATION” dated 5 May 1898, with the number “108250.”