Mr. Seward to Lord Lyons.

My Lord: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 16th instant, in which, after referring to the recent correspondence between me and the Danish minister here, relative to the use made by the United States cruisers of the port of St. Thomas, and to the papers which you laid before me, with your notes of the 3d and 8th of April last, in reference to the case of the Peterhoff, as well as to your note of the 4th ultimo, touching the proceedings of the Wachusett, in connexion with the capture of the Dolphin, you address to this government a fresh and more urgent remonstrance against the use made by its cruisers of the neutral port of St. Thomas, and I have the honor to state, in reply, that the attention of the Secretary of the Navy has been invited to it.

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


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