Mr. Day to Mr. Cambon.

No. 19.]

Excellency: Referring to the memorandum left at this Department on the 29th ultimo by the secretary of the French embassy on your behalf, inquiring whether the Spanish schooner Sofia was among the number of the vessels captured by the Federal fleet, I have the honor to inform you that I am advised by the Secretary of the Navy that the Sofia was captured by the United States torpedo boat Porter off the northern coast of Cuba on the morning of April 24.

Accept, etc.,

William. R. Day.