Mr. Seward to Mr. Tassara

The undersigned, Secretary of State of the United States, has the honor to transmit to Mr. Tassara the accompanying copy of a letter from the Secretary of War, of this date, communicating a complaint made to him by Major General Butler, commanding at New Orleans, in relation to the conduct of several Spanish vessels-of-war in that port, namely, the Pinta, Mari Galante, and Blasco de Garay.

The undersigned feels assured that the subject of General Butler’s letter will receive the prompt attention of her Catholic Majesty’s minister, and trusts that the conduct complained of may be susceptible of satisfactory explanation.

The undersigned offers to Mr. Tassara renewed assurances of his high consideration.


Señor Don Gabriel Garcia y Tassara, &c., &c., &c.