Commodore George Dewey, Commander, Asiatic Station, to Secretary of the Navy John D. Long
To Secretary of the Navy.
Date Hongkong, April 23. 1:30 p.m.
Subject Awaiting arrival of
Consul from Manila.
The U.S.Consul will arrive from Manila Tuesday morning with the latest important information of the defenses.
It is considered very important to keep in communication with consul before sailing.
In the event of declaration of war could go to MirsBay, China to await arrival.
Source Note: Cy, DLC-MSS, PGD.