Commodore George Dewey, Commander, Asiatic Station, to Secretary of the Navy John D. Long
HongKong, April 6, 1898.
Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C.:
I have purchased Nanshan and I have engaged her crew. Will detail an officer for command. I have ordered three officers, 50 men from Monocacy to fill vacancies here. I hope to get another steamer. * * * The receipt of telegram April 6 acknowledged, to expedite delivery.
Source Note Print: Report of the Bureau of Navigation, 1898, p. 66.