Mr. Seward to Señor Garcia.
Department of State, Washington, December 12, 1868.
Mr. Goñi says that according to his information from Havana there is no foundation for the report of a Balize newspaper referred to in your telegram about a Spanish iron-clad, or other Spanish cruisers, off the mouth of the Mississippi with hostile intent.
WILLIAM H. SEWARD.
Señor Don José Antonio Garcia y Garcia, &c., &c., &c.