Rear Admiral Samuel McGowan, Paymaster General, Bureau of Supplies and Accounts, to the Staff of Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Chronological Copy. File No. <2-1-1>
Cablegram Received July <18, 1918.> 11220 ANI
Origin Opnav Washington Ser. No. 8785
M-1 20 July
8785 Your 1291 It is desired that all stores and services furnished Naval vessels and bases in Great Britain by dockyards and private concerns be paid for through British Admiralty and charged to Naval Emergency fund. What accounting procedure contemplated for locating expenditures to stations bases vessels titles and accounts. What stores accounting stores contemplated for provisions consumable supplies etcetera furnished bases and vessels operating under general supply system by dockyards and private concerns. If large sums are involved it is deemed necessary that expenditures show objects titles and accounts chargeable. In connection with this and with proposed metho<d>s of appropriation charge advise approximate amount of cost and contemplated expenditures under main headings. Practically no information here as to disbursements. 17418. 8785.
McGowan Paymaster General.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the cable.