No. 588.

Mr. Bayard to Mr. Valera.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 28th ultimo, relative to the threatened inauguration in New York, by Cuban revolutionists, of proceedings against the peace and tranquillity of the island of Cuba, and to inform you that the Attorney-General has been requested to take such steps in the matter, through the United States district attorney at New York, as may be necessary to preserve the neutrality of this Government, and secure the enforcement of its laws in that regard.

Accept, &c.,