Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Captain Charles E. Clark
Washington, April 6, 1898,
Oregon, Callao, Peru.
Proceed at once to Rio Janeiro or Montevideo. The Spanish torpedo boat Temerario is in Montevideo. Marietta has been ordered to proceed to Sandy Point Patagonia to arrange for coal. How many tons of coal will you require for Marietta and the Oregon to proceed together. Keep secret your destination. Keep secret this message.
Source Note: Df, DNA, RG 45, Entry 28.