Captain Charles E. Clark to Secretary of the Navy John D. Long
Callao,[Peru] April 6, 1898
Secretary of Navy,
On account of navigation of Magellan Strait, and reported movements Spanish Torpedo Vessel near Montevideo, I should recommend “Marietta“ to accompany this vessel. If required, I could touch Talcahuana, Chile; for orders six days after my sailing.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 80, Entry 194, vol. 1, p. 2.