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Rear Admiral William A. Kirkland, Commandant, Mare Island Navy Yard to Secretary of the Navy John D. Long

                                                Mch 19 1898                 

Dated Mare Island Calif. 19

To Secretary Navy                               Washington DC

Oregon left this morning for Callao

                                      Kirkland               

                                           Commdt.           

Source Note: C, DNA, AFNRC, M625, roll 319. Note: Cable was “Received at Navy Department” on 19 Mar. 1898 and sent via Western Union Telegraph Company. Stamp: Document features a rectangular stamp on the back that indicates the date received by the Bureau of Navigation. The stamp reads as follows: “BUREAU OF NAVIGATION/MAR 19 1898/NAVY DEPARTMENT.” in a box on the left side; and “97605/WITH/97586” in a smaller box on the right side.

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