Mr. Day to Mr. Woodford.

No. 82.]

Sir: Your dispatch of the 17th ultimo, confirming your telegram of the same date, advising the Department of the pardon of the crew of the bark Competitor, and inclosing copies of the note from the Spanish minister of foreign affairs on that subject, and of your reply thereto, has been received.

The Department is gratified to learn of the clemency of Her Majesty the Queen Regent, and deeply appreciates the generous and humane motives which have prompted this act of grace.

Respectfully, yours,

William R. Day,
Acting Secretary.