Mr. Seward to Mr. Worthington.

No. 2.]

Sir: I transmit herewith, for your information, a copy of an instruction addressed by this department to James Watson Webb, esq., United States minister to Rio de Janeiro, relative to the recent refusal of the Brazilian commander on the Parana River to allow the United States ship of war Wasp to pass the blockade of that river for the purpose of conveying Mr. Washburn on his return to the United States.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

Henry G. Worthington, Esq., &c., &c., &c.

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  1. For this inclosure see instruction No. 233, August 17, 1868, to the United States minister to prazil.