Commodore Arent S. Crowninshield, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, to Captain William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Station
Navy Department, Bureau of Navigation
Washington, D.C. March 29th, 1898.
Commanding Officers are authorized in exceptional cases where men are specially well qualified to waive the time limit for advancements in ratings. Great care and judgment must be exercised in the use of this privilege.
Chief of Bureau.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 313, Entry 37. Addressed below close: “Commander-in-Chief/North Atlantic Station.” Document reference: “No. 98364.” This order was distributed by Sampson to the commanding officers of the North Atlantic Station as “Circular No. 9” on 2 April.