No. 579.

Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Valera.

Sir: Referring to quite recent correspondence, touching a report of the establishment at Key West of a lottery in the interest of political adventurers having designs against the peace of Cuba, I have the honor to say that according to a letter of the Postmaster-General, founded on official reports of his Department, there is discovered no foundation for the rumor in question.

Accept, &c.,