Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Rear Admiral George Dewey, Commander, Asiatic Squadron
From Secretary of Navy.
Date May 24,1898.
Subject troops coming to
Received at Cavite June 2.
2500 officers and men. U.S.Army, will leave today in the steamships Pekin, Australia, Sydney for Manila.
The Charleston will convoy from Honolulu
Pekin will carry ammunition, provisions and small-stores requested, also one hundred men and several officers of Navy.
Source Note: Cy, DLC-MSS, PGD.