Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward.
Sir: I have the honor to transmit to the department herewith copy and translations of two communications in Spanish, under date of the 5th and 9th ultimo, which reached me on the 17th instant, from the consul at Merida, Mr. R. Juanes y Patrullo, and with which he incloses copy of a decree of which he complains, issued by the governor of the State of Yucatan, closing the port of Sisal in consequence of the reactionary movement which occurred at Merida on the 11th of December last.
I also transmit herewith copy and translation of the said decree, and a copy of my reply to Mr. Patrullo, which I trust will meet with your approval.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.