Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Captain William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Squadron
RECEIVED at 948 a apl 22 1898
Dated Washington DC 22
To Sampson Key west Fla
Commence blockade immediately of Ports of Cuba as already ordered issue usual notice do not delay --
Source Note: C, DNA, RG 313, Entry 47. The cable is written on a printed form of the International Ocean Telegraph Company. Advertising, the statement of limited liability, and the internal routing and payment information that appear on the form have not been included.