Mr. Seward to Lord Lyons.

My Lord: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of yesterday, transmitting to me extracts from despatches which you have received from her Majesty’s consuls at St. Louis and Baltimore, in order to show the urgency and importance of preparing rules with a view of relieving aliens from all inconvenience and hardship connected with the execution of the enrolment act, and to state that these papers have been communicated to the Secretary of War.

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


Right Hon. Lord Lyons.