No. 18.
Sir L. S. Sackville West to Mr. Bayard.

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that Her Majesty’s Government have been officially informed that the British vessels, mentioned in your note of the 3d of February last, have not been released, and that I am instructed to inquire the reason for the delay in complying with the orders sent to this effect, as stated in your above-mentioned note.

I have, etc.,

L. S. Sackville West.