The military governor of Ferrol to the consular agent of the United States.


In reply to your communication of the 7th instant, I have ordered the commandant sergeant-major of this fortified place to pass on board the confederate brig Stonewall, and claim of her commander the individuals belonging to the English ship Cleodon moored in this ship-yard [Page 99] of the Grava; having answered the former that not one of said individuals had enlisted in the vessel under his command, and that, in observance of neutrality, of the seventy-nine men of the crew with which she entered port the said brig now lacked two. And I have the pleasure to transmit this to you in reply to your said communication.

God guard you many years.

The brigadier-governor,


Ferrol, March 10, 1865.