Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Commodore George Dewey, Commander, Asiatic Station
Mch. 4, 1898.
The “Baltimore” has been directed to proceed to Hong Kong with ammunition for the Asiatic Station. Upon her arrival, that vessel is attached to the station under your command.
J. D. Long
Source Note: Cy, DNA, AFNRC, M625, roll 362. Address below close: “Commander-in-Chief/U.S. Naval Force,/Asiatic Station,/Yokohama, Japan.” Document reference: “95476…EC”