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Naval History and Heritage Command

Third Assistant Secretary of State Thomas W. Cridler to Secretary of the Navy John D. Long

Department of State,

Washington.

June 6, 1898.     

Sir:-

     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-

available months.”

Respectfully yours,              

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.

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