Mr. Seward to Lord Lyons.

My Lord: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 4th instant, communicating additional evidence in support of the claim against this government on account of the seizure of the British schooner Golden Eagle, of Nassau, New Providence, and to state, in reply, that, the attention of the Secretary of the Navy will be invited to it; and he will be asked for his views, regarding the manner of ascertaining and paying the amount of indemnity which may be found due to the parties aggrieved.

The original papers which accompanied your note are herewith returned to you.

I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to your lordship the assurance of my high consideration.


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