NAVY DEPARTMENT

Washington,

February 27, 1894.

Sir:–

This will introduce to you the Greek-Orthodox Most Reverend Bishop Nicolas of Alaska.

The Department desires that when the vessel under your command may be visiting or passing those parts of the Coast of Alaska which Bishop Nicolas desires to visit, you will render him such assistance as may be practicable, giving him passage in the U.S.S. "PINTA" and landing or taking him off when so requested.

I shall be pleased with any courtesy that you may extend to the Bishop.

Very respectfully,

SIGNED

Secretary of the Navy.

COMMANDING OFFICER

U.S.S. "Pinta",

Sitka, Alaska