Mr. Pruyn to Mr. Seward.
Sir: I have the honor to forward you a communication, marked inclosure No. 1, with the translation of the same, inclosure No. 2, from this government, concerning certain Venezuelan war vessels now in the possession of Bruzual and his partisans. You will also be pleased to find in inclosure No. 3 a translation of a decree of this government, declaring [Page 957] that any sale, &c., of such vessels, or of any of them, on the part of Bruzual or his followers, to be null and void.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.