Mr. Sherman to Senhor da Costa Duarte.

No. 26.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Viscount de Santo-Thyrso’s note of the 9th instant, explaining further his position in regard to the flag incident at Monterey, Cal.

The Department has forwarded a copy of this note to the governor of California for his information, thus closing the incident.

Accept, etc.,

John Sherman.