Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Rear Admiral George Dewey, Commander, Asiatic Squadron
From…Secretary of Navy.
Received at Cavite June 2, 1898.
Report is current to the effect that Pelayo, Carlos V, Alfonzo XIII and some transports sailing to Philippine Islands with large body troops. Other reports say that is bound for United States east coast of and one report states they have sailed for the latter destination, but as our means of receiving information from Spain is very untrustworthy, you are given this information for what it may be worth.
Source Note: Cy, DLC-MSS, PGD. This is a printed form for rendering and/or synopsizing cables, probably in code; as such, “From, To” etc. are pre-printed.