Mr. Seward to Lord Lyons.

My Lord: In answer to the letter of this department, which was accompanied by a copy of your note of the 22d of April last, asking compensation for the capture by the United States ship Onward of the British vessel Magicienne, on her voyage from Liverpool to Matamoras, the Secretary of the Navy suggests that the same course be pursued in this case as that proposed to be pursued in the case of the Mont Blanc.

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


Right Hon. Lord Lyons, &c., &c., &c.