Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale.

No. 120.]

Sir: I recur to your dispatch No. 142. It is pleasant to be assured that the Spanish government will give attention to our representations [Page 15]of the subject of severe and critical practices in the levying of fines in executing custom-house regulations in Cuba.

At the present moment there is an intermission of those complaints. It is very desirable that no occasion may offer for a renewal of them.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


John P. Hale Esq., &c., &c., &c.