Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward.

No. 512.]

Sir: A copy of Lord Russell’s acknowledgment, dated the 2d instant, of my note to him of the 29th ultimo, transmitted with my despatch (No. 505) of the 1st instant, is now forwarded.

I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.

Earl Russell to Mr. Adams.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 29th ultimo, enclosing copies of communications which have been made to you by the consul of the United States at Cape Town, relative to the proceedings at that place of the steam vessel Alabama, and I beg to inform you that the matter has already been brought to the notice of her Majesty’s government, and is now under consideration.

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


Charles Francis Adams, Esq., &c., &c., &c.