Mr. Gresham to Mr. Muruaga.

No. 9.]

Sir: I have the honor to state that your note of the 11th instant, concerning the probable or simulated shipment of arms from Philadelphia to Cuba, has been communicated to the Attorney-General and the Secretary of the Treasury, and I am now in receipt of a letter from the latter, stating that the attention of the collector of customs at Philadelphia and of collectors at other ports has been invited to the matter, with a view to the prevention of any violations of the laws of the United States by the persons named.

Your note of the 15th instant, complaining of a failure on the part of the district attorney and United States commissioners to act in the matter, has also been communicated to the Attorney-General.

Accept, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.