File No. 312.52/656.

The Secretary of State to the Spanish Ambassador.

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your telegram of the 12th instant in which you ask [etc.]

I have the honor to say in reply that the Department has communicated a copy of your telegram to the Secretary of the Navy, and asked him to have the instructions desired by you given by wire to the commanders of American vessels in Mexican waters.

Accept [etc.]

Robert Lansing.