Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale.
Sir: Herewith I enclose a transcript of a communication from Mr. Emmons Clarke, secretary of the Metropolitan Board of Health, relative to the sanitary condition of certain ports of the United States. In consequence of the recent severe quarantine restrictions which have been imposed by the government of Spain upon vessels of the United States entering the ports of that country, I will thank you to bring the statements therein contained to the knowledge of the Spanish government.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
John P. Hale, Esq., &c., &c., &c.