OTIS CABLES MCKINLEY, DECEMBER 14, 1898
MANILA. (Received Washington, December 14, 1898 - 9 a. m.)
Bankers and merchants, Manila, with business houses at Iloilo, petition American protection at Iloilo. Spanish authority there still holding out, but would receive United States troops. Insurgents reported favorable to American annexation. Can send troops. Shall any action be taken?