Mr. Calvo to Mr. Day.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt this morning of your excellency’s note dated the 15th instant, in which it is suggested with reference to the blockade maintained by the United States of various ports in Cuba and of the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and any other ports that may be blockaded by the United States during the war with Spain, that neutral men-of-war which may wish to enter or to depart from such blockaded ports should pay due regard to the usual naval observances in such cases as mentioned therein.

In answer thereto I have the honor to say that the contents of the above communication will be transmitted to the Government of Costa Rica by the next mail.

Be pleased, sir, to accept the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.

J. B. Calvo.