Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Seward.

No. 10.]

Sir: Since my dispatch to you of yesterday, (No. 9,) Baranquilla has been unexpectedly captured by General Riasco, commanding the conservatives of the State of Magdalena. He was received with unfeigned joy by almost every person here. He starts up the Magdalena River this evening, and will open the way to Bogota, heretofore obstructed by the Mosquera-Lopez party.

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I shall go up the river this evening, per Hondá, and thence to Bogota as soon as possible.

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The American officers of the celebrated war steamer Rayo have left her, and after having endeavored, but in vain, to carry off the blockading war steamer Colombia, which grounded, they betook themselves to the schooner lately captured by the Colombia, and are said to have made their way to Santa Martha to join the conservatives. *

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I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.