Mr. Benavides, minister of foreign affairs, to Mr. Perry, United States chargé d’affaires.


[473] Sir: I have the honor to reply to your note of yesterday relative to the enlistment of seamen, which, it is said, the confederate steamer Stonewall has effected at the Ferrol; that the same day I transferred it to the minister of marine for him to *adopt the proper measures to procure that the commander of said vessel should set on shore the men which it seems he has fraudulently embarked.

I avail myself of the occasion, &c., &c.


The Chargé d’affaires of the United States.