Mr. Romero to Mr. Seward

Mr. Romero presents his compliments to Mr. Seward, and has the honor to transmit to him for his information a copy of an extract from a letter which he has just received from General Alvarez, commander-in-chief of the southern division of the national army of Mexico, dated the 20th of January last, from La Providencia, in which an account is given of two victories obtained by the forces of said division over the invaders who occupy Acapulco.

Hon. William H. Seward, &c., &c., &c.


My Esteemed Friend: * * * * * *

“Hereabouts nothing has occurred of importance beyond the occupation of Acapulco by the invaders. The enemy is still shut up in that city, and has suffered two defeats at the hands of our forces, on the 3d and 4th instant, which have greatly demoralized them; several of them were killed and wounded, and they were compelled to fall back upon the fortress of San Diego. This is equivalent, as you know, to leaving us masters of the city. The climate, besides, is decimating them.”

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Señor Matias Romero, Mexican Minister, New York.