Mr. Seward, Secretary of State, to Mr. BicMnson, district attorney.

Sir: Pursuant to the request contained in your letter of yesterday’s date, I herewith transmit a certified copy of an official paper on file in this Department, relative, to the existence of a state of war between Spain and Chili.

I am, sir, yours, &c.,


D. S. Dickinson, Esq.,
United States District Attorney, New York.