Sovereignty Proclaimed

America Officially Rules the Philippines

The following is an abstract of the instructions sent by President McKinley to General Otis, in command of the United States forces in the Philippines, to be proclaimed to the Philippines as expressive of the purposes of the United States with respect to them:—

The destruction of the Spanish fleet in the harbor of Manila by the United States naval squadron commanded by Rear Admiral Dewey, followed by the reduction of the city and the surrender of the Spanish forces, practically effected the conquest of the Philippine Islands and the suspension of Spanish sovereignty therein.

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January 12, 1899
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