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Commodore George Dewey, Commander, Asiatic Station, to Secretary of the Navy John D. Long

From COM’D’R-IN-CHIEF

To Secretary of the Navy.

Date MirsBay, April 27, 1898.

Subject Sailing for Philippines.

Sent April 27, at Hongkong by

 U.S.Consul.

The U.S.Consul from Manila arrived today.1

The Squadron sails immediately for Philippine Islands.

Source Note: Cy, DLC-MSS, PGD.

Footnote 1: Dewey had been waiting for United States Consul at Manila Oscar F. Williams before steaming to Manila because he wanted to have the latest intelligence. Dewey to Long, 25 April 1898, DLC, PGD; and Ronald Spector, Admiral of the New Empire, 45-47.

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