Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Commodore Winfield S. Schley, Commander, Flying Squadron
Washington, May 29, 1898.
General Miles states if you can communicate with Cuban insurgents, request Garcia to assemble his forces in rear of Santiago and our Army division will take with them to Santiago five thousand stand of arms and ammunition for Cubans.
Source Note: CbCy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 28. Addressed before opening: “Schley,/Mole St. Nicholas, Haiti.” There is a “NOTE” below the signature: “Duplicate of above sent ‘Sampson, Key West’, but arrived after departure.” And below that is a handwritten note: “Marsval)/Same telegram sent May/30 to Sampson Mole/Hayti).”