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Commodore Arent S.Crowninshield, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, to Commodore George Dewey, Commander, Asiatic Station

 

Washington, January 27, 1898.

Dewey, Olympia, Yokohama Japan:

     Retain until further orders the crew of the squadron whose terms of enlistment have expired.1

Crowninshield

Source Note: Report of the Bureau of Navigation, 1898, p. 65.

Footnote 1: This telegram was considered by Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to be the beginning of attempts to mobilize for possible war with Spain. See: Precautionary orders Issued by the Navy Department, 1898.

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