Count Cassini to Mr. Day.


Mr. Secretary of State; I have the honor to acknowledge to your excellency the receipt of your note of the 15th July instant, relative to the steps to be taken and the regulations to be observed by the war vessels of the neutral powers which may have occasion to enter one of the ports of Cuba or the port of San Juan de Porto Rico, etc., which are blockaded by the squadrons of the United States.

While I am persuaded that the Imperial Government has already given orders to the commanders of our war vessels to the end of homing them to strict conformity with the established rules and usages in analogous cases, I have duly brought to the knowledge of the Imperial Government, without loss of time, the contents of the official note which your excellency has been pleased to address to me.

Be pleased to accept, etc.

Count Cassini.