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Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Commodore John C. Watson, Commander, Eastern Squadron

Washington, June 25, 1898/       

     As soon as the Newark is ready for sea, proceed in that vessel to Santiago. Hold yourself in readiness to command a force to proceed to the coast of Spain.


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 80, Entry 194, vol. 1, p. 226. Addressed before opening: “Watson,/Key West.

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