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Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Commodore John A. Howell, Commander, European Station

 

Washington, March 19, 1898.

 

Howell, Gravesend,

At the request of the Secretary of War,1 you are directed to receive on board the Amazonas from Armstrong2 twenty tons of smokeless powder for shipment to New York.

                                                     Long.

Source Note: CCDecy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 28. “Translation:” appeared at the top of the document.

Footnote 1: Secretary of War Russell A. Alger.

Footnote 2:   Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., Ltd. The Amazonas was renamed New Orleans.

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