Mr. Grip to Mr. Day.


Mr. Secretary of State: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your excellency’s note of the 15th instant by which you are pleased to inform me of the forms which the Government of the United States desires to see observed by the neutral vessels of war which are destined for blockaded ports in the island of Cuba and particularly for Habana.

I shall not fail to advise my Government without delay of this important communication.

Be pleased to accept, etc.

A. Grip.