Mr. Seward to Mr. Perry.
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We hear as yet nothing from her Catholic Majesty’s government concerning the question of maritime jurisdiction. We are frank, direct, and friendly in our attitude towards Spain. I need not say that we do not fear aggression, although we deprecate it.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
Horatio J. Perry, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Madrid.