Mr. Seward to Mr. Koerner

No. 32.]

Sir: Tour despatch of January 31st (No. 22) has been received. In view of Mr. Tassara’s explanations, I sincerely trust that such care will be taken as will prevent hereafter any proceedings similar to that which occurred at New Orleans in the case of the Blasco de Garay. I am glad to learn that the order forbidding our ships-of-war to communicate with the port of Havana without entering the port will be rescinded. It will be impossible for this government to concede to another nation hospitalities which are not reciprocated.

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I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Gustavus Koerner, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Madrid.