Mr. Seward to Lord Lyons.

My Lord: Adverting to your communication of the 18th ultimo, with reference to the cancelling of certain bonds taken by the custom-house authorities at New York, upon the shipment of merchandise, from time to time, from that port to Nassau, New Providence, and to my reply, I now have the honor to state that some little delay, consequent upon the full examination of the matter, is necessary to enable the collector to make his report, but that the Secretary of the Treasury promises an early and satisfactory answer.

I have the honor to be, with high consideration, your lordship’s obedient servant,


Right Hon. Lord Lyons.