Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Fleet
Washington, April 27, 1898.
Referring to your telegram re cables my telegram applies to all cables. We are considering the advantage of declaring telegraph cables neutral.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 80, Entry 194, vol. 1, p. 22. Addressed before opening: “Sampson, Key West.”