Mr. Seward to Mr. Pike.

No. 48.]

Sir: Your despatch of March 12 (No. 41) has been received. Your account of the system of finance and revenue existing in the Netherlands is very interesting. In the belief that it may prove useful in the present emergency, I shall take pleasure in procuring its submission to Congress.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


James S. Pike, Esq., &c, &c, &c.