Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Rear Admiral George Dewey, Commander, Asiatic Squadron, to Secretary of the Navy John D. Long

From...COM’D’R-IN-CHIEF

To...Secretary of Navy.

Date...Cavite July 4, 1898.

Subject...Acknowledging tel-

egram.            

Troops landed.    

Insurgents.       

Chinese leaving.  

Cold storage steam-

er not arrived.   

Aguinaldo.1      

     Sent to Hongkong by British steamer July 4.

The receipt of telegram of June 28th is acknowledged beginning brouillard acute-angle ectcetera.2

The U.S. troops have landed and are comfortably housed at Cavite.3

Insurgents are still active.

The Chinese subjects have been permitted to leave freely.

Cold storage steamer has not yet arrived.

Aguinaldo proclaimed himself president of the revolutionary republic on July 1st.

Source Note: TCy, DLC-MSS, PGD.

Footnote 1: Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy.

Footnote 3: This initial force was under the command of Big. Gen. Thomas M. Anderson and consisted of 2,491 officers and men. Trask, War with Spain, 385. 

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