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Captain Henry C. Taylor to Secretary of the Navy John D. Long

TELEGRAM.

Key West, [Florida] April 28, 1898.  

     Shall the Indiana, Detroit and auxiliaries drag for cable at Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo and destroy it?1

TAYLOR.  

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 80, Entry 194, vol. 1, p. 23. Addressed before opening: “Secretary of the Navy,/Washington.”

Footnote 1: Secretary Long responded immediately that Taylor was “Not to cut cables till further orders.” See, Ibid., 23.

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