Mr. Seward, Secretary of State, to Mr. Dayton, United States minister.

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[325] Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt *of your dispatch of the 2d of May, No. 460.

You will please express to Mr. Drouyn de Lhuys a high satisfaction on the part of this Government with the information he has given you, that the Rappahannock will not be allowed to enter the piratical service of the enemies of the United States. * * * * * *

I am, sir, vour obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

William L. Dayton, Esq., &c.