Rear Admiral Montgomery Sicard, Command, North Atlantic Fleet, to Secretary of the Navy John D. Long
Key West, Feby 8. 98
To Sectry Navy-
Admiral ill with malarial fever- Medical Board has recommended that I should go to Tampa two (2) weeks to recuperate- I request permission to go and leave Captain No. 4 (Register Jany. 1st, 1898) (Sampson) Comadng- Answer by Telegraph-
Source Note: C, DLC-MSS, Albert Gleaves Papers, Box 8.