Mr. Dayton to Mr. Seward

No. 401.]

Sir: Your despatches, from No. 451 to No. 454, both inclusive, are duly received. No. 451 requests me to use my best endeavors to procure evidence of the connexion of Bravay & Co. with the insurgents. Mr. Dudley, United States consul at Liverpool, had already informed me of the want of this evidence, and I had made such inquiries as were in my power; and, furthermore, had consulted with the English embassy here on this subject. I have no doubt that such connexion between Bravay and the insurgents exists, but I know not if evidence can be found to prove it.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward Secretary of State, &c., &c., &c.