Señor Infante to Mr. Day.

[Translation.]

Mr. Secretary: I have had the honor to receive the note in which your excellency indicates the advisability of duly observing the customary naval rules in case of blockade each time that a neutral vessel [Page 1161]of war may desire to enter or to leave a port blockaded by the American naval forces. Your excellency suggests certain particular observances relative to the port of Habana.

For the due observance of these rules I have hastened to communicate to my Government your excellency’s above-mentioned note.

I avail myself of this occasion to renew to your excellency the assurances of my highest consideration.

E. Infante.