Mr. Harvey to Mr. Seward.
Sir: My attention has been drawn to the enclosed pararaph from a recent newspaper published at Baltimore, which mentions a fact of some consequence in connexion with the criminal proceedings of the Alabama.
The bark Agrippina is the name of the vessel which appeared at the island of Terceira, Azores, in August last, with munitions of war, &c., for the Alabama, when she entered and was illegally fitted out in the port of Angra before commencing the depredations which took place off Flores.
I have no doubt that the vessel now mentioned is the same one which, by a concerted arrangement, transported the means of equipment to the Azores, and, in that view, that she ought to be made the object of special surveillance by our ships-of-war at home and abroad. Since it would seem to be clear that she is to be, as she has already been, used as a transport in the service of the insurgents for coal and other supplies at appointed places of rendezvous, I shall notify all the naval commanders within my reach to this effect.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State.