Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Fleet
Squadron Circular Letter No. 71.
Sir: Washington, D. C., July 5, 1898.
You are authorized to furnish to the Cuban forces, co-operating with the forces of the United States, arms, ammunition, clothing and food, in such quantities, and at such times as you may consider advisable. You will issue such orders in accordance herewith to the Commanding Officers of vessels under your command as may be necessary in order to carry out the wishes of the Department in this matter.
John D. Long,
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 313, Entry 37. Addressed below close: “Commander-in-Chief,/U. S.Naval Force,/North Atlantic Staiion.”