Mr. Seward to Mr. Bigelow

No. 1.]

Sir: I enclose for your information a copy of a despatch of the 12th ultimo, No. 208, from Charles A. Leas, esq., the United States commercial agent at [Page 360] Belize, in regard to a recent proclamation of Prince Maximilian affecting the British settlement in Honduras, and relating also to other features of political affairs in that quarter and the West Indies.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


John Bigelow, Esq., Chargé d’ Affaires of the United States.