Mr. Seward to Mr. Tassara.

The undersigned, Secretary of State of the United States, has the honor to inform Mr. Tassara, in further answer to his note of the 10th instant, that the vessel La Oriental cleared from the port of New York, on the 6th instant, for Buenos Ayres. Her manifest contained eleven cases of merchandise, described as “sewing machines.”

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The undersigned, in acquainting Mr. Tassara with the facts above stated, which have been communicated to him by the assistant United States district attorney at New York, avails himself of the occasion to offer assurances of his highest consideration.


Señor Don Gabriel Garcia y Tassara, &c., &c., &c.