Mr. Seward to Mr. Perry.

No. 41.]

Sir: Your despatches (Nos. 13 and 14) of the 16th and 11th ultimo have been received. The information communicated in the latter is particularly important and interesting.

I have transmitted to the Secretary of the Navy a copy of that part of your despatch which relates to the departure from Barcelona of the rebel brig Mary Scaife, and have again called the attention of the Secretary of War to the subject of your purchase of 340 rifled muskets.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Horatio J. Perry, Esq.,&c., &c., &c. Madrid.