Mr. Gresham to Mr. Taylor.


A month having elapsed since yon communicated to the Spanish Government the representations of this Government touching the firing upon the Alliança on the high sea off Cape Maysi while innocently sailing under the American flag, the President deprecates further delay in responding to our just expectations. This Government has given due weight to the serious situation in Spain and Cuba, but the evidence appears to so clearly establish that the act complained of was indefensible, if not wanton, that delay is not understood.