No. 589.

Mr. Bayard to Mr. Valera.

Sir: Referring to your note of the 28th ultimo, as to a possible expedition to be set on foot in this country, against the peace of the island of Cuba, I have the honor to say that the attorney of the United States at New York has been directed to exercise all possible vigilance to discover and use means to prevent any violation of the neutrality laws in the direction indicated.

Accept, &c.,