Mr. Seward to Mr. Pike.
Department of State, Washington, January 5, 1863.
Sir: Tour despatch of December 17 (No. 68) has been received.
Your suggestions in regard to the financial measures of the government will receive due consideration.
You will accept my thanks for the information you have obtained and given to me concerning the case of the rescue of a Dutch vessel, during the Crimean war, when proceeding to port for adjudication, under convoy as a prize, and the demand for her restitution, which was thereupon made by the British government.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
WILLIAM H. SEWARD.
James S. Pike, Esq., &c., &c., &c.