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Commodore Winfield S. Schley, Commander, Flying Squadron to Commodore Arent S. Crowninshield, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation

                                  Flying Squadron             


                                           Hampton Roads, Va.,  

                                                April 6,1898.


1.   I have honor to inform the Bureau that I have this day directed the transfer of Joseph Cuenca, Chief Master at Arms, from the U.S.S.Columbia to the U.S.R.S.Franklin.

2.   This transfer ,which seemed to me imperative,was ordered owing to the fact that I received information that Cuenca was a Spaniard and,though naturalized,I did not feel that his retention at such a time was desirable.

                                  Very respectfully,          

                                      W.S. Schley            

                                      Commodore, U.S.Navy,   

                        Commander-in-Chief Flying Squadron,  

Source Note: CbCyS, DNA, RG 313, Entry 68. Addressed below close: “The Chief of the Bureau of Navigation,/Navy Department, Washington, D.C.” Document reference: “204.” Docketed: “App’d by Bureau.” is handwritten in the margins and indicates that the Bureau of Navigation approved the transfer.

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