Mr. Seward to Mr. Pike.

No. 52.]

Sir: Your despatch (No. 45) of the 9th instant, containing the copy of a note from Mr. De Sombreff, the Netherlands minister of foreign affairs, upon the subject of the treatment of insurgent piratical vessels, and the concession of the rights of belligerents to the States in insurrection against this government, has been received.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


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