Mr. Romero to Mr. Day.

No. 2.]

Mr. Secretary: To-day I received your esteemed circular communication dated the 15th of this month, in reference to the rules which should be observed by war vessels of neutral nations entering or leaving ports of Cuba and Porto Rico blockaded by the United States, and particularly with reference to Habana, as also respecting any other ports which the United States may in the future blockade during the war with Spain.

In informing you that I have already transmitted a copy of this circular note to my Government, I am pleased to reiterate, etc.

M. Romero.