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Captain Henry Glass to Juan Marina Vega, Governor of the Mariana Islands

U. S. S. Charleston,

San Luis D’Apra, Guam Island, June 20, 1898.

Sir: In reply to your communication of this date I have now, in compliance with the orders of my Government, to demand the immediate surrender of the defenses of the Island of Guam, with arms of all kinds, all officials and persons in the military service of Spain now in this island.1

     This communication will be handed to you to-morrow morning by an officer who is ordered to wait not over one half hour for your reply.2

Respectfully,

Henry Glass,

Captain, U. S. N., Commanding.

Source Note Print: Report of the Bureau of Navigation, 1898, 154. This document is labelled as “B.” Addressed below close: “Señor Juan Marina, Governor of Guam.”

Footnote 2: Lt. William Braunersreuther. For more on the capture of Guam, see: Glass to Long, 24 June 1898.