Mr. Seward to Mr. Dayton

No. 451.]

Sir: By a despatch of the 18th of last month, Thomas H. Dudley, esq., informs me that with a view to the successful prosecution of parties concerned in the preparation of the iron-clad rams at Birkenhead for the insurgents, it is important to procure evidence of the connexion of the house of Messieurs Bravay & Co. with the insurgents. I will therefore thank you to use your best endeavors for the promotion of that object.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


William L. Dayton Esq., &c., &c., &c.