Commodore Arent S. Crowninshield, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, to Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Fleet
Colliers Saturn, Merrimac and Niagara have sailed for Key West to be attached to your squadron. Issue orders to them. Collier Evelyn sailed for Key west with coal for station. Does not belong to your squadron.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, AFNRC, M625, roll 228. Addressed before opening: “Sampson, Key West, Fla.”