Mr. Harvey to Mr. Seward
Sir: I communicate herewith the copy of a note which I addressed to the Count de Avila on the subject of the recent royal decree regarding the admission of cereals into the ports of this kingdom, which decree affects injuriously the interests and the rights of the United States under the treaty with Portugal.
I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State.