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

From Secretary of Navy.

To COM’D’R-‘N-CHIEF.  

Date May 24,1898. 

Subject troops coming to

Philippines. 

Received at Cavite June 2.

2500 officers and men. U.S.Army, will leave today in the steamships Pekin, Australia, Sydney for Manila.1

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.

Footnote 1: That is, the City of Pekin, Australia, and City of Sydney.

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