Assistant Secretary of the Navy Charles H. Allen to Secretary of the Treasury Lyman G. Gage
August 13, 1898.
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I desire to return to the custody of your Department all the Revenue Cutters that have been loaned to the Navy, except the “McCulloch”, and request that you inform me at what place you would like these vessels delivered. As these ships were fitted out at the Norfolk Yard, I have ordered all of them, except “McLane”, (which remains at Key West,) to Norfolk. I desire to express to you the thanks of this Department for the valuable services rendered by the officers and men of the Revenue Cutter Service during the present war. Please inform me immediately whether you desire these vessels restored to the same condition they were in prior to the war.
Chas H. Allen
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 26. Addressed below close: “The Honorable/The Secretary of the Treasury.” Document reference at top of first page: “132060.” Document on Navy Department stationery.