Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Commodore John A. Howell, Commander, European Station
Washington, March 14, 1898.
Howell, Lisbon, Portugal.
Proceed at once to New Castle-upon the Tyne. Upon arrival communicate immediately with the United States Naval Attache at London. Hoist United States flag upon Amazonas and Arbueall. appoint
Reno Nazro to the command of Amazonas with former commander Nazro sufficient officers and men from crew of the San Francisco to bring her Proceed to New York. San Francisco to assist convoy. Utilize your staff for watch duty.
Source Note: CCDecyS, DNA, RG 45, Entry 28.