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Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Captain William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Squadron

RECEIVED at                  948 a             apl 22 18981

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.

Footnote 1: That is, received at 9:48 am, on 22 April 1898.

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