Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Fleet, to Secretary of the Navy John D. Long.
Playa del Este, Cuba, July 22, 1898.
The expedition to Nipe has been entirely successful. Although the mines have not been removed for the want of time. The Spanish Cruiser Jorge Juan, defending the place, was destroyed without loss to our side. The “Annapolis” and the “Wasp” afterwards proceeded from Nipe to assist in the landing of the Commanding General of the Army (and) troops, on arrival at Cape San Juan. If the report of the “Prairie” made regarding the condition of affairs at Cibara and Holquin, dated the 21st instant, has not yet reached the Department through Commodore Howell, telegraph for it as it represents a state of affairs which should be known to the Navy and State Departments without delay.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 80, Entry 194, vol. 1, p. 314. Addressed before opening: “Secretary of Navy,/Washington,”