Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Commodore Winfield S. Schley, Commander, Flying Squadron
Washington, May 29, 1898.
(Also sent to Port Antonio and Kingston Jamaica.)
It is your duty to ascertain immediately if the Spanish fleet is in Santiago and report. Would be discreditable to the Navy if the fact were not ascertained immediately. All military and naval movements depend upon that point.
Source Note Print: Report of the Bureau of Navigation, 1898, p. 399. Addressed before opening: “Schley, Mole, Haiti:”