Mr. Seward to Mr. Hollister.
Sir: Your dispatch, No. 15, of the 5th November, has been received. In reply, I transmit herewith a copy of a letter of the 3d instant, received by this department from the Secretary of the Navy, to whom the subject of your dispatch had been referred. You will perceive therefrom that it is not in the power of the Navy Department to assign another vessel to Haytien waters.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
Gideon H. Hollister, Esq., &c., &c., &c.