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


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

                                      Newport News, Va.,        

                                           March 28th,1898.  


     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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