Secretaryof the Navy John D. Long to Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Fleet.
Washington, August 4, 1898.
Negotiations are pending with Spain. Therefore do not sail with ocean fleet until further orders.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 80, Entry 194, vol. 1, p. 343. Addressed before opening: “Sampson,/Playa de Este, Cuba.”