Mr. Perry to Mr. Seward.

No. 10.]

Sir: I have the honor to enclose copy of a letter just received from the consul at Teneriffe, showing that the royal orders sent out on the 14th instant had been efficient, and our whaling fleet relieved.

With the highest respect, sir, your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.

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Mr. Dabney to Mr. Perry.

Sir: On the 18th instant I received your telegram of the 14th of same, and by same mail our civil governor received a similar one, ordering him to admit to free pratique all whalers which have sailed from the United States previous to June 1st of this year.

Already seven vessels have in consequence been admitted at our port which would have otherwise been “despedido,” (dismissed,) to their great inconvenience and loss.

I beg to thank you, sir, for this timely relief, and remain, your most obedient servant,


Horatio J. Perry, Esq., United States Chargé &c., Madrid.