Commodore Arent S. Crowninshield, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation to Captain William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Squadron
Key West, Fla
Increase of compliment of vessels of Squadron authorized temporarily to [account] with recommendations of Board of first instant there are no men north available for transfer to you squadron Enlist men at Keywest for one year unless sooner discharged to fill vacancies Also instruct Wilmington at Jacksonville to make enlistments informing Castine to do same
Source Note: CbCyS, DNA, RG 45, Entry 29, p. 203. Document reference no.: “100270”.