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Flying Squadron Circular Letter No. 12

CIRCULAR LETTER No. 12.

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Flying Squadron.

 U. S. FLAGSHIP BROOKLYN 1st Rate.

 Off Key West, Florida,

 May 16, 1898.

Sir:-

     1.   Commanding Officers are directed to use the utmost possible precautions to preserve the health of their crews. The men should not be allowed to expose themselves to the sun unnecessarily and should be required to shift into dry clothing in case they are wet by rains or otherwise.

     2.   Bedding when practicable should be aired more frequently than once a week.Drills may be so arranged as to avoid the heat of the day.

     3.   All officers are charged with a strict observance of the Sanitary Instructions contained in the Squadron Regulations.

Very respectfully,

W.S.SCHLEY.1

Commodore, U. S. N.         

Commander-in-Chief,    

Flying Squadron.  

Source Note: TCy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 464. Addressed below close: “The Commanding Officer,/U. S. S.”

Footnote 1: Commo. Winfield S. Schley, Commander, Flying Squadron.

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