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Commodore Winfield S. Schley, Commander, Flying Squadron, to Commanding Officers of the Flying Squadron

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                             U.S. FLAGSHIP BROOKLYN, 1st. Rate,

                                      Newport News, Va.,        

                                           March 28th,1898.  

Sir:-

     1.   Make full preparations for sea as rapidly as possible, completing with coal and provisions.

     2.   Report when fully ready.

 

                                      Very respectfully,     

                                      W.S. Schley       

                                      Commodore, U. S. N.,   

                                  Commander-in-Chief of, 

                                  Flying Squadron.       

Source Note: CbCyS, DNA, RG 313, Entry 68. Addressed below close: “The Commanding Officer,/U.S.S. BROOKLYN/Massachusetts/Columbia/Minneapolis.” Document reference: “No.3.

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