No. 561.
Mr. Cushing to Mr. Fish.

No. 9.]

Sir: My dispatch, No. 6, of the 10th instant, will have informed you

of my conviction of the inexpediency of hastening to present myself to President Serrano, especially so long as he remains in his present position in the lines of Somorrostro.

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I have come here for the purpose of taking passage this week for Lisbon in the regular packet of the English Pacific Steam Navigation Company, which affords me the only present convenient means of reaching Madrid.

I have the honor, &c.,