Mr. Seward to Mr. Koerner.

No. 69.]

Sir:Your despatch of January 31, No. 75, has been received.

Mr. Tassara informs me that he has not received a power or instructions to execute the treaty concerning maritime jurisdiction. The negotiation, therefore, remains in abeyance.

I shall refer to the subject of the complaint of hospitalities extended to the privateer Georgia in a distinct communication.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Gustavus Koerner, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Madrid.