Mr. Seward to Mr. Pike.

No. 58.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch (No. 49) of the 14th ultimo, and to state that former instructions render reply unnecessary to the refusal of the Dutch government to modify its decree extending shelter to insurgent vessels.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


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