Mr. Seward to Mr. Thayer

No. 18.]

Sir: Your despatch of January 18 (No. 21) has been received. The vigilance and diligence which you exercised on the important occasion there referred to are appreciated. The subject involved in the proceedings which occurred on this occasion will receive due consideration.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


William S. Thayer, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Alexandria.