Mr. Seward to Lord Lyons.

My Dear Lord Lyons: I have received from the Secretary of the Navy a communication on the subject of your note, protesting against the section of the act of the last session of Congress authorizing the taking of captured vessels for the use of this government, at a valuation.

Please remind me of it, when I may again have the pleasure of seeing you here.

Very truly yours,


Lord Lyons.