Captain William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Station Circular Letter
Circular Letter No. 7 U. S. Flagship New York, 1st Rate
Key West, Fla
April 1st, 1898.
The following copy of a cablegram received from the Bureau of Navigation is published for your information
Washington, D. C. April 1st. 98.
Sampson Key West, Fla.
Authorized to waive age limits on enlistments for all ratings at discretion but use careful judgment in so doing Authorized to enlist well qualified men for one year, unless sooner discharged noting on enlistment records Department will grant discharge if requested before expiration of enlistment provided exigencies of service permit. What progress have you made in enlistments
W. T. Sampson,
Captain Comdr. in Chief U.S.Naval Force
North Atlantic Station.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 313, Entry 37. Addressed below close: “The Commanding Officer/U.S.S.”