Mr. Pom Ye to Mr. Day.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 15th instant, in regard to the naval observances with reference to the blockade maintained by the United States of Cuban ports, as well as other ports, that the neutral men-of-war wishing to enter or to depart from such blockaded ports should communicate with the senior officer of the blockading force.

Accept, Mr. Secretary, the assurances, etc.

Chin Pom Ye.