Mr. Seward to Mr. Goñi.

Sir: The undersigned, Secretary of State of the United States, has the honor to communicate herewith, for the information of Mr. Goñi, her Catholic Majesty’s minister plenipotentiary, a transcript of the reply of the Colombian government to the request made at his instance and under instructions from this department by the minister of the United States at Bogota, that measures might be taken to prevent the sailing of the war steamer R. E. Cuyler or El Rayo, during the existence of war between Spain and certain Spanish-American republics.

The undersigned offers to Mr. Goñi renewed assurances of his highest consideration.


Señor Don.Facundo Goñi, &c., &c., &c.

(For inclosure see correspondence with the United States of Colombia.)