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"The following cablegram, received from the Secretary of the Navy, is quoted for the information of the Fleet and will be published to the crews at quarters on board all vessels: "Speaking for myself as Secretary of the Navy, and voicing the sentiment of the American People, I wish to convey to the officers, sailors and marines now in Mexican waters, the National thanks and appreciation for your patriotic service at Vera Cruz on April twenty-first and succeeding days."
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Tampico Affair Collection (ELIBR-0242). UTRGV Digital Library, The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley