Mr. Bigelow to Mr. Seward
Sir: Referring to your despatch No. 48, relative to the capture of the United States steamer Ark by rebel Texans in Mexican waters when on a voyage from New Orleans to Matamoras, I have the honor to enclose a communication which I made upon the subject to his excellency the minister of foreign affairs yesterday.
I am, sir, with great respect, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State.