Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Rear Admiral Joseph N. Miller, Commander, Pacific Station
May 20, 1898.
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In accordance with the recommendations of the Naval War Board, the MONTEREY will probably be ordered to Manila, as soon as the PHILADELPHIA is ready to convoy her. A collier will accompany them. The Department desires the MONTEREY filled with coal and stores and ready for sea at the time indicated. It is not considered advisable that any information concerning this contemplated movement should be made public.
John D. Long
Source Note: TDS, DNA, AFNRC, M625, roll 320. Addressed below close: “Rear-Admiral/Joseph N. Miller, U.S.N.,/Commander-in-Chief,/Pacific Station.” Document reference: “112178/HHW.” The three letters beyond the slash are probably the typist’s initials.