Acting Secretary of the Navy Charles H. Allen to Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Fleet
June, 10 
The Department considers you should have a cruiser off San Juan, Porto Rico to observe the port.
Sig. Allen, Acting
Memo for Admiral
The St Paul is at the Mole waiting orders from the Department[.] When you can spare her she is to come north to guard our coast against Normannia &c
Source Note: TCy, DNA, AFNRC, RG 313, Entry 53. Addressed below place-date line: “Sampson/Mole Hayti.”