Secretaryof the Navy John D. Long to Rear Admiral George Dewey, Commander, Asiatic Squadron
From...Secretary of Navy.
Date...May 7, 1898.
and troops coming.
The President in name of the American people thanks you and your officers and men for your splendid achievement and overwhelming victory.
In recognition he has appointed you acting Rear Admiral and will recommend a vote of thanks to you by Congress as a foundation for further promotion.
The Charleston will leave at once with Pacific Mail S.S.Co’s Steamer Pekin will follow with ammunition and supplies, and will take troops unless you telegraph otherwise.
How many will you require?
Source Note: Cy, DLC-MSS, PGD. “Received Cavite May 10.“