Mr. Seward to Lord Lyons.

My Lord: Information has been received at this department that Samuel Eugene Lackey, Squier Turner Travis, Charles Moore Swager, George Scott, Bennett H. Young, Caleb McDowell Wallace, James Alexander Doty, Joseph McGrasty, Samuel Simpson Gregg, Dudley Moore, Thomas Bronsdon Collins, Marcus Spurr, and Alamanda Pope Bruce, charged with the crimes of murder, assault with intent to commit murder, and robbery, within the jurisdiction of the United States, are now held in jail at St. John, in Canada East, awaiting the requisition of this government for their extradition as fugitives from justice.

I have the honor, therefore, to request, through your lordship, that her Majesty’s government will be pleased to issue the necessary warrant for the delivery of the persons of the above-mentioned fugitives to any person or persons duly authorized by the governor of the State of Vermont to receive them, and to bring them back to the United States for trial.

I have the honor to be, with the highest consideration, my lord, your obedient servant,


Right Hon. Lord Lyons, &c., &c., &c.