Assistant Secretary of the Navy Charles H. Allen to Commodore George C. Remey, Commandant, Key West Naval Base
COPY OF TRANSLATION OF CIPHER.
Washington, D.C., Xxx
June 1, 1898.
Notify Watson1 when convoy is about to start and direct to scour blockaded coast most diligently to prevent interference by Spanish gun vessels with our convoy.
(sig) Allen Act. Sec.
Source Note: TCy, DNA, RG 313, Entry 51. Addressed before opening: “Naval Base, Key West./(abdicamur pipewort).” Handwritten interlineation: “Recd by Gloucester.”
Footnote 1: Commo. John C. Watson, Commander, Northern Blockading Squadron.