Presidentof the United States William McKinley to Secretary of the Treasury Lyman J. Gage
March 24, 1898.
Referring to the provisions of Section 2757 of the revised Statutes, it is directed that the Revenue Cutters “Gresham,” “Manning,” “Windom,” “Woodbury,” “Hamilton,” “Morrill,” “Hudson,” “Guthrie” and “Calumet,” with their officers and crews, be placed under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, and cooperate with the Navy, until further orders, and that the two Revenue Cutters now under construction at Cleveland, Ohio, be likewise temporarily transferred to the Navy as soon as the work thereupon shall be sufficiently advanced to warrant such transfer.
Source Note: TLS, DNA, RG 26. Addressed below close: “The Honorable,/The Secretary of the Treasury” The document came with an attached letter stating that Johnathan Addison Porter requested the letter.