Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams.
Sir: You will receive herewith a copy of a communication of the 11th of November, addressed to this department by Mr. John Fanning, late an officer in the volunteer service of the United States. I will thank you to present to her Majesty’s government a statement of the facts therein represented, and request that an early investigation of the circumstances attending this case may be made.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
Charles Francis Adams, Esq., &c., &c., &c.