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[Telegram No. 2.]

CADIZ, January 13, 1862.

The CHARGE D'AFFAIRES OF THE UNITED STATES:

Six of the crew of the Sumter, citizens of the United States, ask my protection alleging that they are detained against their will.

E. S. EGGLESTON.

[Telegram No. 3.]

MADRID, January 13, 1862.

The CONSUL OF THE UNITED STATES, Cadiz:

Grant your protection to every citizen of the United States provided he takes an oath of fidelity to the Consititution and the Government.

HORATIO J. PERRY.

[Telegram No. 4.]

CADIZ, January 15, 1862.

The CHARGE D'AFFAIRES OF THE UNITED STATES:

The Sumter entered into dock on Monday morning. I protested agreeably to instructions. To-day she comes out of dock after being repaired.

E. S. EGGLESTON.

Consul.

[Telegram No. 5.]

MADRID, January 15, 1862.

The MINISTER OF THE UNITED STATES, London:

Sumter in dock at Cadiz badly injured. Send us a war steamer.

HORATIO J. PERRY.

[Telegram Numbers 6.]

MADRID, January 18, 1862.

The CONSUL OF THE UNITED STATES, Cadiz:

Where is the Sumter? Tell me by telegraph what course she takes. Send me a written account of all they have done to her.

HORATIO J. PERRY.

[Telegram Numbers 7.]

CADIZ, January 18, 1862

The CHARGE D'AFFAIRES OF THE UNITED STATES:

The Sumter sailed at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. I am preparing a copy of my correspondence with the authorities and of all my proceedings.

E. S. EGGLESTON.

[Telegram Numbers 8.]

JANUARY 17, [19], 1862

The CONSUL OF THE UNITED STATES, Cadiz:

What course did the Sumter take? What supply of coal has she?

This is important.

HORATIO J. PERRY.

[Sub-inclosure Numbers 10.]

LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,

Madrid, January 19, 1862.

Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State, Washington.

SIR: The privateer Sumter left Cadiz the night of the 17th instant. Until this happened I did not wish to send in my reply to Senor Calderon's note of the 13th instant, a copy and translation of which were