Lord Lyons to Mr. Seward.

Sir: I beg to offer you my thanks for the note which you have done me the honor to write to me to-day, in answer to the note dated the 17th of June last, in which I inquired whether it would be in harmony with the views of the government of the United States that the lieutenant governor of Honduras should proclaim the ports of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, as ports of emigration, under an act of the colonial legislature, of which I submitted a copy to you.

You are so good as to inform me that the government of the United States interposes no objection to the proclamation proposed. I purpose to communicate this information, without delay, to the proper colonial authority, and to add that I am not aware of any reason why the lieutenant governor should not proceed to proclaim the three ports.

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


Hon. William H. Seward, &c., &c., &c.