Mr. Goñi to Mr. Seward.

The undersigned, minister plenipotentiary of her Catholic Majesty, has received the communication which, under date of the 22d instant, the honorable Secretary of State of the United States was pleased to address to him, remitting to him copy of the note sent on the 15th of June, by the secretary of foreign relations at Bogota, to the minister, Mr. Sullivan, relative to the detention of the steamer R. R. Cuyler or El Rayo.

The undersigned, in his name and in that of the government of her Majesty, can do no less than manifest to the honorable Secretary of State the most profound gratitude for his loyal and friendly mediation in the affair, and for the satisfactory result which it produced.

The undersigned offers to the honorable Secretary of State fresh assurances of his highest consideration.


Hon. William H. Seward, &c., &c., &c.