Third Assistant Secretary of State Thomas W. Cridler to Secretary of the Navy John D. Long
Department of State,
June 6, 1898.
I have the honor to apprise you of the receipt of a telegram from Mr. John H. Carroll, United States Consul at Cadiz, now at Gibraltar, dated June 5, 1898, reading as follows:
“Positive Cadiz fleet stationary some days Spain fears
“destruction Penninsular commerce and Cadiz fleet; third fleet un-
Thos. W. Cridler
Third Assistant Secretary.
Source Note: TDS, DNA, AFNRC, M625, roll 34. Addressed before opening: “The Honorable,/The Secretary of the Navy.” Document on “office of/third assistant secretary./Department of State, Washington.,” stationery. Handwritten interlineation of “5th,” below the dateline.