Mr. Seward to Mr. Marsh.

No. 180.]

Sir: I inclose herewith a transcript of a dispatch of the 6th ultimo, addressed to this department by Mr. G. H. Heap, United States consul at Tunis, concerning recent events which have taken place in that quarter, and which, it is represented, have caused painful excitement and apprehension.

I will thank you to collect such information as may be available upon the subject to which Mr. Heap’s communication refers, and to report whether the case is one of such manifest evil tendency as to require any special notice on the part of this government.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


George P. Marsh, Esq., &c., &c., &c.

[For enclosure vide correspondence with Tunis.]