Lord Lyons to Mr. Seward.

Sir: I had, yesterday, the honor to receive your note of the 24th instant, requesting that further inquiry might be made respecting the case of the Hanover.

I will lose no time in communicating this request to her Majesty’s government and to the governor of the Bahama Islands.

I have the honor to be, with the highest respect, sir, your most obedient, humble servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, &c.