Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward.
Sir: I have the honor to transmit to the department herewith, translation of a decree published by this government, opening to foreign commerce and the coasting trade a new port called Puerto Angel, on the Pacific coast, in the State of Oaxaca.
This port, it is stated, is favorably situated for the commerce of that State, which is now taking the direction of the Pacific, instead of passing by way of Vera Cruz, as heretofore.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.