Commodore George Dewey, Commander, Asiatic Station, to Secretary of the Navy John D. Long
To Secretary of the Navy.
Date February 27, 1898.
Subject Acknowledging orders
Scarcity of coal, etc
Orders have been received.
Cannot understand 9th and 19th words.
Will carry out instructions.
Great scarcity of coal within the limits of the station.
It is suggested that coal and ammunition should be sent from San Francisco without delay.
Source Note: Cy, DLC-MSS, PGD.