Mr. Day to Mr. Cambon.

No. 27.]

Excellency: Acknowledging the receipt of your note of yesterday’s date, asking that permission be accorded the captain and crew of the Spanish vessel Panama to correspond, through the medium of your embassy, with their families, who are anxious to learn of their welfare, I have the honor to state that copy of your note was at once communicated to the proper departments of this Government, with the request that, if possible, the permission you ask be granted. Upon being informed of the decision reached in the matter I shall be pleased to immediately advise you.

William R. Day.