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


Sir: I have the honor to inform you that as soon as I received your note of yesterday relative to the confederate steamer Stonewall, I communicated it to the minister of marine, charging him that under no pretext should he permit any work whatsoever to be done on said vessel. I avail myself of this occasion to renew, &c., &c.,


The Chargé d’affaires of the United States.