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Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Captain Charles E. Clark

Washington, April 30, 1898.

Oregon, Rio Janeiro, Brazil:

     War has been declared between the United States and Spain from April 21, Temerario1 has left Montevideo, probably for Rio Janeiro. Await orders.


Source Note Print: Report of the Bureau of Navigation, 1898, p. 50.

Footnote 1: Temerario was a Spanish torpedo boat mistakenly thought to be lying in wait for Oregon on the coast of South America. See: Long to Clark, 6 April 1898.

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