Mr. Romero to Mr. Seward
Mr. Secretary: In a note which I addressed from New York to your department on the 6th of Novemher, 1865, I mentioned that I had sent your note of the 3d of that month, relating to duties collected from American citizens by General Alvarez in Acapulco, to my government. I now send you a communication from Mr. Lerdo de Tejada, minister of foreign affairs of the Mexican republic, dated at El Paso del Norte, the 22d of January, and numbered 22, in which I am informed that your note had been sent to the Secretary of the Treasury for his decision, as the affair belongs to that branch of the government.
I avail myself of the occasion to express to you, Mr. Secretary, the assurances of my most distinguished consideration.
Hon. William H. Seward, &c., &c., &c .