June 10, 1864.
Rear-Admiral D. G. Farragut
Comdg. Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, New Orleans.
SIR: The following is from a dispatch dated the
30th ultimo received by the Secretary of State from the U. S. consul-general at Havana and
submitted to the perusal of this Department:
The blockade-running steamer Mail cleared from
Havana on the 28th of May for Nassau, but it is believed that that her destination is
Galveston. [Mail, which was then sailing as Susanna, arrived at
Galveston about June 2.] This morning the Denbigh arrived from Mobile,
haven made the passage in two days. Some effort should be made to put a stop to the career
of this vessel. For some time past her arrival here, when due, has been looked for with
the same degree of certaitity of any steamer regularly running to this port, and so far
she has not disappointed expectations.
Very respectfully, etc.,
Secretary of Navy.