Mr. de Santo-Thyrso to Mr. Day.


Your Excellency: I hasten to acknowledge the receipt of the note your excellency did me the honor to write me under the date of the 15th instant in regard to the relations between the American squadrons blockading Spanish ports and the neutral war vessels that may enter or sail from those ports.

While certain that the ships of the Royal Navy will scrupulously observe the rules adopted by international law and the usage of war, I have lost no time in transmitting the note of your excellency to the Government of His Majesty.

I improve this opportunity, etc.