Mr. Seward to Mr. Dudley.

No. 133.]

Sir: Your despatch of December 8, numbered 188, has been received. The information it gives is of the highest importance. You will please give us additional information, as fast as you can obtain it, concerning the names of the negotiators, buyers, and holders of the bonds of the insurgents. It is desirable to know, if possible, the sums held by each party, and the consideration paid for it, whether in money or supplies and munitions.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


T. H. Dudley, Esq., United States Consul, Liverpool.