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Naval History and Heritage Command

Commander George M. Book to Secretary of the Navy John D. Long

U.S.S.MOHICAN, 3rd Rate,

Honolulu, H.I.,     

March 19, 1898.

Sir:-

     In obedience to the Department’s order of March 4, 1898,1 I have this day reported to the Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Station2 with the ammunition for shipment to the Asiatic Station, per the U.S.S.BALTIMORE:

              Very respectfully,

                   GM Book

                   Commander, U.S.N.,

                        Commanding.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, AFNRC, M625, roll 319. Address after close: “The Secretary of the Navy,/Navy Department,/Washington, D.C.” Document reference: “ #34.”

Footnote 1: Book was ordered to: “[receive] on Board the vessel under your commands the ammunition intended for the Asiatic Station and for the U.S.F.S BALTIMORE, and proceed, as soon as ready for sea, direct to Honolulu, where you will deliver all the ammunition referred to to the Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Station1, for shipment to the Asiatic Station.” See, Long to Book, 4 March 1898, DNA, AFNRC, M625, roll 319.

Footnote 2: RAdm. Joseph N. Miller, Commander on the Pacific Station.

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